Potential details for President Donald Trump's requested military parade were revealed Friday - and tanks are not included. And formations donning "period uniforms" may be utilized to "represent veterans from previous wars", the letter said.
While the Pentagon memo did not include a cost estimate, the White House budget director recently told Congress taxpayers can expect to fork over $10 million and $30 million. The Veterans Day date means the parade will happen less than a week after election day, a day some have predicted will bring a "blue wave" of Democrats into office.
"The memo says the parade will integrate with the annual DC Veterans Day parade and focus on the contributions of United States veterans from the Revolutionary War to today 'with an emphasis on the price of freedom, '" CNN reported.
The parade "will integrate with the annual D.C. Veteran's Day Parade", and will also "highlight the evolution of women Veterans formations in World War II to today's integrated formations", the memo states.
CNN reports the Joint Staff will plan the parade and Northern Command will execute it. It also said the parade will "include wheeled vehicles only, no tanks" and that "consideration must be given to minimize damage to local infrastructure".
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Since taking office, Trump has frequently touted his support for the U.S. military and placed high-ranking generals in top White House and cabinet posts.
The commander in chief will watch from a reviewing stand by the Capitol surrounded by veterans and Medal of Honor recipients.
In September 2017, President Trump had shared how impressed he was by the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris.
Many observers were quick to compare Trump's plans to China and North Korea, even though the parade was inspired by France's Bastille Day Parade, but Trump is apparently planning a very different kind of parade.
"Being a great president has to do with a lot of things, but one of them is being a great cheerleader for the country", Trump said.