Donald Trump to get military parade, but no tanks

Donald Trump to get military parade, but no tanks

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 U.S. military, starting from the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 to today.

Female veterans will be highlighted, and marchers representing previous wars will wear period uniforms, including historical dress from the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps.

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told Congress last month that the parade could cost taxpayers up to $30 million.

The parade is being planned for Veterans Day on November 11, although heavy tanks are prohibited from the procession since they might destroy the streets of Washington, D.C.

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First time in modern history, military parade will be held in Washington DC.

General Joe Dunford, who chairs the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote in the memo: "This parade will focus on the contributions of our veterans throughout the history of the United States military, starting from the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 to today, with an emphasis on the price of freedom". Northern Command, which oversees US troops in North America, will execute the parade.

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.

While sketching out guidelines for the parade, the memo further announced it would "include wheeled vehicles only, no tanks - consideration must be given to minimise damage to local infrastructure".

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The commander in chief will watch from a reviewing stand by the Capitol surrounded by veterans and Medal of Honor recipients.

The parade Trump was referring to is the Bastille Day parade he attended previous year in Paris.

Trump was inspired by the Bastille Day Parade in France and called on the Pentagon to come up with an American parade.

"We'll see if we can do it at a reasonable cost, and if we can't, we won't do it".

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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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