Pentagon details 11 November parade required by president in memo that does not consist of expense White House approximated at $10m-$30m
Donald Trump looks set to get the military parade he desires in Washington, on Veterans Day in November.
But a Pentagon preparation memo released on Thursday and launched on Friday stated the parade being prepared for 11 November will “consist of wheeled lorries just, no tanks factor to consider should be offered to lessen damage to regional facilities”.
In other words, heavy tanks might destroy the streets of DC and will therefore not be enabled to rumble past the president on his evaluating stand.
The occasion will “consist of a heavy air element at the end of the parade”, the memo stated, indicating great deals of plane flyovers. Older airplane will be consisted of as offered.
The memo did not consist of an expense quote. The White House budget plan director just recently informed Congress the expense to taxpayers might be in between $10m and $30m.
The memo from the workplace of Jim Mattis, the defense secretary, used preliminary preparation assistance to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, whose personnel will prepare the parade along a path from the White House to the Capitol and incorporate it with the city’s yearly veterans’ parade.
Northern Command, which supervises United States soldiers in North America, will carry out the parade.
Trump chose he desired a military parade in Washington after he went to France’s Bastille Day event in the center of Paris last July. As the welcomed visitor of French president Emmanuel Macron, Trump viewed enthusiastically from an evaluating stand as the French military showcased its tanks and fighter jets, consisting of numerous US-made airplanes, along the Champs-Elyses.