Thursday, November 5, 2020

USA to hold military parade on 11 November

USA is set to hold a military parade to mark the Veterans Day on 11 November.

A military parade requested by President Donald Trump will take place in November on Veterans Day in Washington D.C., but to minimize damage to roads it will not include tanks, a Pentagon memo released on Friday said.

According to CNN, the parade will include wheeled vehicles only and military aircraft flying overhead at the end of parade, including older aircraft “as available,” the memo said.
The parade will also feature period uniforms from the Old Guard Fife and Drum, a unit that parades in period uniform.

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Trump called for the parade last month, and the White House has estimated that it will cost as much as $30 million.

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“This parade will focus on the contributions of our Veterans throughout the history of the U.S. military, starting from the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 to today, with an emphasis on the cost of freedom,” the memo for the Joint Chiefs of Staff states. Think the red jackets, gray wigs and black tricorner hats that the Army Old Guard’s Fife and Drum Corps wear for celebrations and re-enactments.

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