USA military parade to be held on Veterans Day

Trump getting Washington military parade _ but no tanks

President Donald Trump speaks at the Latino Coalition Legislative Summit Wednesday

But he might get no tanks for the effort.

Military parade will be held on the instruction of President Donald Trump who had directed Pentagon to hold a large-scale military parade to contributions of veterans throughout the history of the USA military, starting from the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 to today.

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. Older aircraft will be included as available. Northern Command, which oversees USA troops in North America, will execute the parade.

Trump ordered the Pentagon to plan a massive military parade reflecting American military power and the spirit of the American people, The Washington Post reported early last month. 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 famed Champs-Elysees. But outdoing the French may be hard without any tanks.

The last time Pennsylvania Avenue hosted a full-fledged military parade was after the Gulf War ended in 1991. "We have a great country and we should be celebrating our country", he told Fox News Channel in a recent interview. However, the parade will not include tanks as authorities do not want to leave the roads damaged, according to a Pentagon memo released Friday, March 9.

The White House's budget chief has said the event will cost taxpayers up to $30m (£21m).

The suggested plans do, however, call for a representation of veterans across US history and an air demonstration, according to a note from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis's office at the Pentagon.

The letter asked for the inclusion of the Medal of Honor Association, as well as Veterans Service Organizations, and to have veterans and Medal of Honor recipients standing around President Trump at the Capitol.

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