The Pentagon confirmed yesterday that Trump’s military parade is going to happen the day before Veteran’s Day on November 10:
Pentagon makes it official: military parade in nation's capital moved up a day to Saturday, Nov. 10. Had previously been scheduled for Veteran's Day on Sunday Nov. 11, 2018— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) July 9, 2018
Here’s more from CBN News:
The date for President Donald Trump’s parade to honor America’s military is set for Saturday, Nov. 10, the Pentagon confirmed Monday.
The plan is that the parade, which is taking place over Veteran’s Day weekend, should also mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. It will feature ceremonial units in military uniforms from various periods in the nation’s history.
Pentagon spokesman Col. Robert Manning said the event will “honor those who have served in the military from the Revolutionary War through today.”
There won’t be any tanks…
A letter addressed to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff provides “initial guidance,” including assurances that the display will not include tanks, to minimize damage to the city streets.
The DC City Council had already tweeted its objections (“Tanks but No Tanks”).
A recent memo does not address the cost of the parade, but estimates have suggested it would be between $3 million and $50 million.
While I’m not crazy about the price tag, I am glad that it will be focused on the men and women who are serving and have served America in the past instead of a display of military equipment.