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

However, a Pentagon memo declared the parade to be excluding tanks in order to lessen the impact inflicted on roads.

Many observers were quick to compare Trump's plans to China and North Korea, even though the parade was inspired by France's Bastille Day Parade, but Trump is apparently planning a very different kind of parade.

As previously reported, the parade is to take place in November - on Veterans Day to be specific - and it "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 price of freedom", according to the memo.


It will correspond with Washington's annual Veterans Day parade and focus on the contributions of USA veterans "from the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 to today, with an emphasis on the price of freedom, " according to the memo.

The parade "will integrate with the annual D.C. Veteran's Day Parade", and will also "highlight the evolution of women Veterans formations in World War II to today's integrated formations", the memo states.

"We'll see if we can do it at a reasonable cost, and if we can't, we won't do it, but the generals would love to do it, I can tell you, and so would I, " Trump said while calling in to a Fox News show in late February.

In the memo, the Joint Staff are tasked to plan the parade, while U.S. Northern Command is instructed to execute it.


The parade will also feature period uniforms from the Old Guard Fife and Drum, a unit that parades in period uniform.

The planned route for the parade will be from the White House to the Capitol Building, which is 1.8 miles long.

Trump praised the French display months later when he and Macron met in NY, saying: "We're going to have to try and top it". The White House budget director recently told Congress the cost to taxpayers could be between $10 million and $30 million.


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