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Military vehicles to roll through Washington in parade

11 March 2018

Potential details for President Donald Trump's requested military parade were revealed Friday - and tanks are not included.

The event will include "no tanks", but it will play host to "a heavy air component at the end of the parade, to include older aircraft as available", the memo states. There won't be any tanks in consideration of Washington's roadways, but the plan calls for wheeled military vehicles to roll through the streets.

Military experts believe that President Trump wishes to show military might of USA to the world as China and Russian Federation do by holding their military parades.

A Pentagon planning memo issued Thursday and released Friday says the parade being planned for November 11, Veterans Day, will "include wheeled vehicles only, no tanks - consideration must be given to minimize damage to local infrastructure".

The memo from the office of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis offered initial planning guidance to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, whose staff will plan the parade along a route from the White House to the Capitol and integrate it with the city's annual veterans' parade.

The parade will be merged with the existing Veteran's Day Parade.

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It is pertinent to mention that Department of State is planning to invite heads of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allied member states to watch the parade along with President Trump.

It added that the parade would focus on the contributions of USA military veterans throughout history, starting from the American Revolutionary War. Also participating will be veterans groups and the ceremonial Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps.

The letter asked for the inclusion of the Medal of Honor Association, as well as Veterans Service Organizations, and to have veterans and Medal of Honor recipients standing around President Trump at the Capitol.

Trump ordered the Pentagon to plan a massive military parade reflecting American military power and the spirit of the American people, The Washington Post reported early last month.

"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.

The Joint Staff will reportedly oversee the planning of the procession, while Northern Command, which oversees US troops in North America, will carry it out.

Military vehicles to roll through Washington in parade