Details, Date of Trump's Military Parade Revealed

Violet Powell
March 11, 2018

President Donald Trump will get his much-anticipated military parade, but it will not include some of the biggest military hardware, according to a planning memo released late Friday by the Pentagon. Officials said they are anxious about the possible damage that non-wheeled vehicles could infict upon Washington streets.

In a memo CNN acquired sent to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Pentagon noted that the parade will "include wheeled vehicles only, no tanks" and that "consideration must be given to minimize damage to local infrastructure". That video shows cavalry, tanks, fighter jets and other military vehicles traveling the streets and skies of Paris.

The president might be consoled by plans during the event for an aerial display by military planes, including older aircraft.

Northern Command, which oversees US troops in North America, will execute the parade. First reports of plans for a parade came out last month when The Washington Post reported that Trump had met with high-ranking officials and told them he wanted a parade "like the one in France". A few weeks later, news broke that the event would be held on Veteran's Day.

It added that the parade would focus on the contributions of USA military veterans throughout history, starting from the American Revolutionary War.

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The memo stated the military parade route will start at the White House and run down to the Capitol, adding that veterans and Medal of Honor recipients will surround Trump in the reviewing area of the Capitol.

The parade "will integrate with the annual D.C. Veteran's Day Parade", and will also "highlight the evolution of women Veterans formations in World War II to today's integrated formations", the memo states.

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. We've been putting together some options.

Apparently, this celebration of the American military will also feature soldiers in Revolutionary War uniforms. The White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that Trump had asked the Defense Department to "explore" the idea.

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