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US. Army M109 Paladin 155mm Self-Propelled gun drives over the East end of the memorial bridge which leads into Arlington Memorial Cemetery, during the Desert Storm Victory Parade.
The framework for President Donald Trump’s “grand military parade” through the nation’s capital will be beginning to take shape.
“We are looking towards November 11, around Veteran’s Day, as well as also also possibly in conjunction with the planet War I centennial celebration. So This particular might be a celebration not only of our currently serving members although also those of the past,” chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said in a statement.
However, there could be a potential scheduling conflict, as Trump will be required to attend a summit in Paris on Nov. 11 with 79 different world leaders. So This particular will be unclear whether Trump will participate inside parade.
The White House might not comment on the president’s travel schedule as well as also referred all parade questions to the Pentagon.
The U.S. has not held a major military parade in Washington since 1991 to mark the end of Operation Desert Storm. The 1991 parade reportedly cost approximately $8 million as well as also was paid for with about $3 million in government funds as well as also the rest with private donations.
White House budget director Mick Mulvaney expects the pageantry to have a cost tag ranging through $10 million to $30 million.
The ceremony will be said to be largely inspired by Trump’s front-row seat at France’s Bastille Day military parade in Paris.
In September, Trump met with French President Emmanuel Macron as well as also recalled how much he enjoyed watching the parade.
“This particular was a tremendous day, as well as also to a large extent because of what I witnessed, we may do something like which on July 4 in Washington down Pennsylvania Avenue,” Trump said.
“We’re going to have to try to top This particular, although we have a lot of planes going over as well as also a lot of military might, as well as also This particular was definitely a beautiful thing to see, as well as also representatives through different wars as well as also different uniforms.”
Trump reportedly asked Defense Secretary James Mattis to brief him on “concepts of operation with This particular event,” according to an unclassified Feb. 20 memo through national security advisor H.R. McMaster.
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