Details Of Trump's Military Parade Drop … There Aren't Any Tanks

Details Of Trump's Military Parade Drop … There Aren't Any Tanks

A Pentagon memo that surfaced Friday night reveals the first official guidance for President Donald Trump's controversial military parade in Washington, D.C.

In order to "minimize damage to local infrastructure" the event will not include any tanks, but will include a "heavy air component" featuring both modern and historic aircraft.

President Donald Trump and his wife First Lady Melania Trump, along with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron during the annual Bastille Day military parade in 2017.

According to Politico, which was first to report on the memo, the event will also highlight the growing role that women play in the us military.

The plan is for the parade to begin at the White House and end at the Capitol, CNN reported.

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.

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Trump decided he wanted a military parade in Washington after he attended France's Bastille Day celebration in the center of Paris last July.

It is pertinent to mention that Department of State is planning to invite heads of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allied member states to watch the parade along with President Trump. And formations donning "period uniforms" may be utilized to "represent veterans from previous wars", the letter said.

Trump should be surrounded in the reviewing area at the Capitol by veterans and Medal of Honor recipients, the Pentagon memo said.

Soon after that, Trump told Fox News that he would forgo the idea if it could not be done at a "reasonable cost", which might help explain the decision to integrate the new parade with one that exists.

Military parades are also a highlight of the calendar in Moscow and Pyongyang but are rare in the United States, where displays of patriotism usually take the form of flag-waving, fireworks and grilled hot dogs. "President Trump is incredibly supportive of America's great service members who risk their lives every day to keep our country safe".

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