America will hold first ever Military Parade in Washington DC

America will hold first ever Military Parade in Washington DC

America will hold first ever Military Parade in Washington DC

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.

His original vision for the parade, in which soldiers would march down boulevards alongside tanks, was expected to cost between $10 million and $30 million, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said last month.

The event should include a "heavy air component", the memo continued, but tanks won't be permitted due to their potential to wreck city streets.

It says the show will include "wheeled vehicles only, no tanks", since "consideration must be given to minimize damage to local infrastructure".

Military parades are not common in the United States and are usually held to celebrate war victories. "Members of Congress from both parties have been critical of the idea of a military parade, questioning its cost and necessity".

It looks as though President Donald Trump is getting the military parade he wants in Washington.

The planned route for the parade will be from the White House to the Capitol Building, which is 1.8 miles long.

The parade will also feature period uniforms from the Old Guard Fife and Drum, a unit that parades in period uniform.

The Joint Staff will be responsible for planning, while the Northern Command will carry out the execution. 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".

"We're all aware in this country of the President's affection and respect for the military", Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said February 7".

Trump will reportedly be surrounded by military veterans and Medal of Honor recipients once the parade reaches the Capitol.

As the invited guest of French president Emmanuel Macron, Trump watched enthusiastically from a reviewing stand as the French military showcased its tanks and fighter jets, including many US-made planes, along the Champs-Elysées. We've been putting together some options.

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