President Trump’s Veterans Day military parade will reportedly feature soldiers dressed in period uniforms and a “heavy air component,” including flyovers by antique planes, according to a memo issued by the Pentagon.
The memo says the parade will go from the White House to the Capitol. Trump will enjoy the parade while flanked by veterans and Medal of Honor recipients in the Capitol’s reviewing area.
The Defense Department sent the memo to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Thursday, CNN reported.
The Joint Staff will be in charge of planning the event while Northern Command will be charged with executing the event, the memo said.
Last month, Trump’s national security adviser H.R. McMaster handed the president’s instructions for the parade to the Pentagon.
The memo states that the parade could feature a band of soldiers in Revolutionary War period uniforms. There may also be a “heavy air component” of planes set to fly over onlookers at the end of the demonstration, and could even include older aircraft.
The Hill adds:
The parade will not include tanks but only wheeled vehicles, the memo stated. Some had expressed doubts about tanks rolling through downtown Washington, D.C., raising fears about heavy machinery damaging roads.
Trump floated the grand military demonstration, which officials have estimated could cost between $10 million and $30 million, after witnessing the Bastille Day parade in France last summer. Many lawmakers from Trump’s own party have suggested the funds could be better spent on military supplies or veterans services.