Melania and Donald Trump Attend First “Salute to America” Event at the Lincoln Memorial

Bettina Dizon
Jul 05, 2019
11:45 A.M.
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The first couple celebrated 4th of July in the “Salute to America” event, where Melania donned in an elegant white dress with colorful stripes.


Despite the thunderstorms that whirled upon parts of America, many people still attended the “Salute to America” event held at the Lincoln Memorial, which Donald Trump promised to be “the show of a lifetime.

Both the president and first lady came in side by side, with Melania standing out in a white off-the-shoulder midi dress by Carolina Herrera, which had rainbow stripes toward the bottom. 

She paired the dress with bright fuschia leather pumps from Christian Louboutin -- a favorite brand of the first lady. The elegant dress costs about $1,200 whole the sky-high heels retail for about $450.


Trump, on the other hand, wore a classic navy blue coat and red tie, before delivering a unifying Independence Day speech in front of the audience. 

“As we gather this evening, in the joy of freedom, we remember that all share an extraordinary heritage. Together we are part of one of the greatest stories ever told, the story of America,” he began.


The “Salute to America” event became a bit controversial after the White House reportedly refused to contribute to the expenses of the ceremony, including a fireworks display, military jets, and 21-gun salute, yet the event remained to be patriotic as Trump spoke.

“As long as we stay true to our course, as long as we remember our great history, as long as we never, ever stop fighting for a better future, then there will be nothing that America cannot do,” he continued his speech.


In the spirit of the celebration, Melania also took to Twitter to greet her followers a “Happy 4th of July.” The post included a picture of the American flag standing tall and proud above the White House.

American’s, likewise, greeted the first lady a happy independence through replies to her tweet. Certainly, the 4th of July was celebrated happily and with much pride by many Americans.