Source: Business Insider
The details for President Trump’s military parade are being put into place. The event, scheduled for November 10th, is estimated to cost approximately $12-million, according to officials. Pentagon spokesman Col. Rob Manning told reporters “the intent for the parade” is to coincide with the 100th anniversary of World War I.
The parade will include wheeled vehicles but no tanks to avoid damaging infrastructure, according a Pentagon memo from March. Some troops will wear period uniforms, and aircraft will fly over toward the end.
Trump proposed the DC parade after attending a Bastille Day military parade in Paris. Many in the Pentagon have resisted signing on to the event because the U.S. has a tradition of only holding grand parades after military victories like World War II and Desert Storm. Also, many of the troops and vehicles to be showcased would need to be moved from their bases to the capital at taxpayer expense.