Right-wing media can never get anything right. Obama didn't cancel anything. The GOP did.
Military officials were forced to take it upon themselves to decide what they could and could not afford due to the cuts forced upon them by the Republican's sequester (referred to by the GOP as holding the "high ground"). Several military institutions specifically credited sequestration as the reason they had to cancel 4th of July festivities:
March 15: Ongoing federal budget cuts prompted Naval Station Great Lakes in Chicagos suburban Lake County to cancel this years Independence Day celebration.
March 21: The Air Force Academy's annual Independence Day celebration in Colorado Springs has been canceled due to budgetary concerns from SEQUESTRATION, Academy officials announced. SEQUESTRATION has forced the Academy to cut back on many activities it would normally support.
April 11: Fort Bragg announced that its Fourth of July celebration will be canceled because of budget cuts. Post officials said they cannot afford the $120,000 in overtime pay associated with the event, which has regularly drawn more than 50,000 people since it started more than 30 years ago.
April 16: Naval Station Everett (in Washington state) has canceled Independence Day celebrations at the base. Over the years, the Navy has offered the public a chance to visit the base and tour a ship as a part of July 4th festivities. The decision is separate from the Navy's announcement that it will cancel Fleet Week ship visits and Seafair performances by the Blue Angels.
May 6: Federal budget cuts are forcing Pearl Harbor to cancel its July 4 fireworks and the Marine Corps to cancel its annual Bayfest event at Kaneohe Bay.
May 7: Camp Lejeune will not be having its July 4th fireworks display because of SEQUESTRATION, base officials announced.
May 14: Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, South Carolina is canceling its annual Independence Day celebration because of automatic federal budget cuts. Base officials say the cuts won't leave officials with enough money to put on the Jammin' July Fourth event at a Sumter park.
May 21: New Jersey's Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst has canceled its annual July Fourth celebration due to furloughs caused by congressionally mandated automatic budget cuts.
May 31: Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island has canceled its annual 4th of July celebration, citing the across-the-board budget cuts known as SEQUESTRATION.
June 6: Fort Hood officials confirmed this years on-post Fourth of July celebration will be significantly smaller, because of budget cuts to the military.
June 13: The annual Fourth of July celebration and fireworks show at Fort Jackson will go on this year despite federal budget cuts -- just with a little less sizzle. Missing from this year's festivities will be the popular "Torchlight Tattoo" -- a cannon salute to the U.S. states and territories.
June 18: A U.S. Navy band has been forced to pull out of the "Red, White & Boom" celebrations in Rock Island, Illinois because of government spending cutbacks known as SEQUESTRATION.
And if president nobama had not spent 100 million to tour Africa all of the above could have done, with a bunch a lot of millions left over.