Trump will get his military parade - without the tanks

Fredrick Soto
March 11, 2018

Military parade will be held on the instruction of President Donald Trump who had directed Pentagon to hold a large-scale military parade to contributions of veterans throughout the history of the USA military, starting from the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 to today.

In a Pentagon memo released to CNN on Friday, the Department of Defense is now moving forward with a plan of a parade. It also said the parade will "include wheeled vehicles only, no tanks" and that "consideration must be given to minimize damage to local infrastructure".

Military experts believe that President Trump wishes to show military might of USA to the world as China and Russian Federation do by holding their military parades.

The parade, as per NBC News, is to take place in November, most likely on Veterans Day (November 11).

It will correspond with Washington's annual Veterans Day parade and focus on the contributions of US veterans "from the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 to today, with an emphasis on the price of freedom, " according to the memo.

"Members of Congress from both parties have been critical of the idea of a military parade, questioning its cost and necessity."

President Donald Trump's wish for a military parade in Washington on Veterans Day has been granted.

The route will start at the White House and finish at the Capitol. And formations donning "period uniforms" may be utilized to "represent veterans from previous wars", the letter said.

Northern Command, which oversees U.S. troops in North America, will execute the parade. Then, in July, Trump watched a Bastille Day celebration in Paris and days later called it "one of the most lovely parades I have ever seen", adding that "we should do one one day down Pennsylvania Ave".

Since taking office, Trump has frequently touted his support for the USA military and placed high-ranking generals in top White House and cabinet posts.

During a press briefing at the White House in February, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said, "I think we're all aware, in this country, of the President's affection and respect for the military".

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