Donald Trump to get military parade but without tanks

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 10, 2018, 05:41 AM(IST)

File photo of Donald Trump. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

The United States President Donald Trump's dream of getting a military parade will soon be fulfilled.    

However, the parade will not involve any heavy military vehicles like tanks to avoid doing damage to the streets of Washington.

According to a guidance memo from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the event will include 'no tanks'.

Though, it will play the host to a heavy air component at the end of the parade, to include older aircraft as available. 

Earlier reports said that Trump had asked for a military parade and the Pentagon was reviewing potential dates.

The White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that Trump had asked the Defense Department to explore the idea.

"President Trump is incredibly supportive of America's great service members who risk their lives every day to keep our country safe." 

"He has asked the Department of Defense to explore a celebration at which all Americans can show their appreciation," Sanders said.

 The parade is expected to take place in November, most likely on Veterans Day (November 11), from the White House to the U.S. Capitol Building.

In September 2017, President Trump had shared how impressed he was by the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris. 

He had visited French President Emmanuel Macron and concluded "to a large extent, because of what I witnessed, we may do something like that on July 4th in Washington, down Pennsylvania Avenue".

The cost of the parade, however, remains unclear. 

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