The Pentagon shelled out an estimated $1.2 million for President ’s controversial “” celebration, the disclosed on Tuesday.

“The Department of Defense supported the ‘Salute to America’ with demonstrations by aircraft, static displays of equipment and ceremonial unit participation,” the Pentagon’s Comptroller’s Office said in a statement, . “Additional funding was used for the transportation of static displays and equipment.”

The amount cited by the Pentagon does not, however, reflect the full cost of the event, which took place on the National Mall and was intended to honor America’s military. 

The military flyovers during the event, for instance, were not included in the Pentagon spending, but were absorbed in the budgets of the individual military services that took

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