Published: Sun, March 11, 2018
Markets | By Josh Butler

America will hold first ever Military Parade in Washington DC

America will hold first ever Military Parade in Washington DC

Less than a month after the Trump administration unveiled a fiscal 2019 budget that included $3 trillion in cuts, U.S. defense officials late Friday released plans for the parade which has been scheduled for November 11, Veteran's Day.

The event will include "no tanks", but it will play host to "a heavy air component at the end of the parade, to include older aircraft as available", the memo states.

But it will not feature tanks rolling between the White House and Capitol to "minimize damage to local infrastructure", the memo says. In September 2017, President Trump had shared how impressed he was by the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris.

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

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

It will correspond with Washington's annual Veterans Day parade and focus on the contributions of USA 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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"The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France", said a military official told The Washington Post on February 6.

But the event will include plenty of airplane flyovers, according to a memo from the office of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, whose staff will be in charge of planning the parade.

The parade will be merged with the existing Veteran's Day Parade. Northern Command, which oversees USA troops in North America, will execute the parade.

The preliminary plan calls for Trump to be surrounded by Medal of Honor recipients and veterans in a viewing area.

Since taking office, Trump has frequently touted his support for the U.S. military and placed high-ranking generals in top White House and cabinet posts. Also participating will be veterans groups and the ceremonial Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps. "It was two hours on the button, and it was military might, and I think a tremendous thing for France and for the spirit of France", Trump said in September.

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