- Jun 2014
- Cleveland, Ohio
https://news.google.com/articles/CBMiZGh0dHBzOi8vdGhlaGlsbC5jb20vaG9tZW5ld3MvYWRtaW5pc3RyYXRpb24vNDUyNTUyLXRydW1wcy1zYWx1dGUtdG8tYW1lcmljYS1jb3N0LW1vcmUtdGhhbi01bS1yZXBvcnTSAWhodHRwczovL3RoZWhpbGwuY29tL2hvbWVuZXdzL2FkbWluaXN0cmF0aW9uLzQ1MjU1Mi10cnVtcHMtc2FsdXRlLXRvLWFtZXJpY2EtY29zdC1tb3JlLXRoYW4tNW0tcmVwb3J0P2FtcA?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US:enThe Fourth of July "Salute to America" event cost Washington, D.C., and the federal government more than $5 million.
That figure included $2.45 million the Interior Department and National Park Service spent on expenses such as barricades, medical services, staffing and other logistics, according to a letter from Interior.
The District of Columbia and Defense Department, meanwhile, reported event and security costs of $1.7 million and $1.2 million, respectively, for a total cost of $5.35 million.
National Park Service Deputy Director Dan Smith told ABC News the publicity the event generated for the National Park Service made the cost worth it.
Deputy Director Dan Smith is a liar.