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Pres. Trump getting Washington military parade - but no tanks

Exclusive Trump getting a parade but tanks won't roll down Pennsylvania avenue

It has been estimated that a major military parade, would cost anywhere from $10 to $30 million.

A Pentagon memo that surfaced Friday night reveals the first official guidance for President Donald Trump's controversial military parade in Washington, D.C.

To make up for the lack of tanks, the end of the parade will feature a "heavy air component", including older aircraft.

While sketching out guidelines for the parade, the memo further announced it would "include wheeled vehicles only, no tanks - consideration must be given to minimise damage to local infrastructure".

The memo said the parade will focus on the contributions of USA veterans from the Revolutionary War up to the current wars, emphasizing "the price of freedom".

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.

"I think it's great for our country in terms of being a cheerleader and the spirit", Trump said of the parade during a Fox News interview last month. But the idea was met with criticism from members of both parties who expressed dismay that such a show of force is more reminiscent of authoritarian regimes.

However, a Pentagon memo declared the parade to be excluding tanks in order to lessen the impact inflicted on roads. It's scheduled for Veterans Day. After attending the grandiose event Trump thanked the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, for the invitation in a tweet and included a video of the parade.

The memo also said the parade will "highlight the evolution of women veterans from separate formations in World War II to today's integrated formations". We've been putting together some options. Along with antique planes, a band of soldiers in Revolutionary War period uniforms will reportedly march in the parade. "But the generals would love to do it, I can tell you, and so would I", he added.