President Trump getting Washington military parade, but no tanks

President Trump getting Washington military parade, but no tanks

President Trump getting Washington military parade, but no tanks

A military parade requested by President Donald Trump will take place in November on Veterans Day in Washington D.C., but to minimize damage to roads it will not include tanks, a Pentagon memo released on Friday said.

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.

Military experts believe that President Trump wishes to show military might of USA to the world as China and Russian Federation do by holding their military parades.

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

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. It has been estimated that a major military parade, would cost anywhere from $10 to $30 million.

Since taking office, Trump has frequently touted his support for the USA military and placed high-ranking generals in top White House and cabinet posts.

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The event will integrate with D.C.'s annual Veterans Day Parade and run from the White House to the Capitol, where the president will observe from a viewing area surrounded by veterans and Medal of Honor recipients, according to the memo.

The parade will also feature period uniforms from the Old Guard Fife and Drum, a unit that parades in period uniform. It's scheduled for Veterans Day.

Organizers also reportedly hope to "highlight the evolution of women Veterans from separate formations in World War II to today's integrated formations".

"President Trump is incredibly supportive of America's great servicemembers who risk their lives every day to keep our country safe", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said after news got out.

The Joint Staff will reportedly oversee the planning of the procession, while Northern Command, which oversees US troops in North America, will carry it out.

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