Donald Trump and Melania Trump recently announced their plans to continue this year's Fourth of July celebration. In a statement released through the White House, it is said that the First Couple will "host" the upcoming "Salute to America."

Alongside the Department of Interior, the plans are already in place. It will, reportedly, proceed on the South Lawn and Eclipse this July 4.

The announcement also revealed the line-up for the celebration. Aside from the usual live music performances, "military demonstrations," and flyovers, Donald Trump will also, reportedly, "deliver remarks" to mark the "independence" and "salute" heritage. A display of fireworks will also be apparent over the National Mall at the end of the day, as per the White House release.

The United States has, reportedly, held an Independence Day celebration for decades. The typical celebration features the Constitution Avenue parade, National Symphony Orchestra's concert on the Capitol lawn, and a fireworks display near the Washington Monument, according to ABC News.

Donald Trump, however, reportedly, had a few alterations last year when he added his remarks and some military demonstrations for the public's entertainment. It is also said that this moved the fireworks display much closer to the Lincoln Memorial.

Following the President and First Lady's official announcement, reports said that this has sparked a lot of discussions among lawmakers. As it happens, several individuals have, reportedly, expressed a "strong opposition" to the upcoming event.

The reports then revealed that most of these individuals are Democratic lawmakers from the region of Washington. As explained, the majority of them believe that this will "risk the health" and "safety" of many Americans due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Aside from the concerns over the risks and dangers of the pandemic, the upcoming "Salute to America" event would also, reportedly, cost "millions of taxpayer dollars." This is amid the country's "unprecedented economic shutdown" brought by the current crisis, the lawmakers stated in a letter in May.

Despite the apparent concerns, Donald Trump still went on to proceed with this year's Independence Day celebration. Nevertheless, it will, reportedly, have a "different look" than last year's event since it will "ensure" the public's health and safety, White House spokesperson, Judd Deere said.

He then continued to share that the American people have shown "tremendous courage" amid the fight against the COVID-19 crisis, the same way the forefathers did to secure independence. Accordingly, both instances, reportedly, "deserve celebration."