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"Salute to America" cost at least $1.2 million

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(CNN Newsource) -- President Trump's "Salute to America" celebration cost at least $1.2 million.

That's just the bill from the Department of Defense. The event used equipment from the Department of Defense including jets, helicopters, and tanks.

Funding for the demonstrations came from the military services' training budgets that facilitate flying hours.

The Defense department has a long history of showcasing military assets to the country.

It's an effort to recognize the U.S. military's contributions to the safety and security of the nation and also to assist in recruiting future generations of service members.

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