U.S. military parade to be held on Veterans Day

Trump’s military parade won’t have this crucial element memo

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 memo also confirmed the course of the parade to be from the White House to the Capital and is to have a "heavy air component at the end of the parade".

Inspiration for a military parade in Washington, D.C.

Trump had directed the Pentagon to plan a parade for later this year, possibly on Veterans Day, to showcase the USA military's strength.

Among the list of "planning considerations" was to merge the event with the annual Veterans Day Parade in Washington, and to have it run from the White House to the Capitol.

The Defense Department had earlier said it was planning for "around" that date, which is known in the United States as Veterans Day and in other countries as Remembrance Day marking the end of World War I.

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Critics have argued that a parade could cost millions of dollars at a time when the Pentagon wants more stable funding for an over-stretched military.

Trump should be surrounded in the reviewing area at the Capitol by veterans and Medal of Honor recipients, the Pentagon memo said. The Army's Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps will also make an appearance.

Trump was delighted by France's Bastille Day celebration during a visit to Paris last July, and praised the parade months later, saying, "We're going to have to try and top it".

The parade will focus on the contributions of American veterans throughout the history of the us military, starting with the Revolutionary War, and highlight the evolution of women veterans from World War II to the present, according to the memo. Northern Command, which oversees US troops in North America, will execute the parade.

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.

"We have a great country and we should be celebrating our country", he told Fox News in a recent interview.

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