Eli Ridder | The Avro Post

An intelligence memo released on Friday confirms the United States will be holding a military parade in November, an event that U.S. President Donald Trump called for last month, according to reports from multiple news agencies. 

The president’s inspiration for the show of military might apparently came after Trump visited France last July for Bastille Day celebrations, when French President Emmanuel Macron hosted him to a show of French armament.

According to the Pentagon memo, released on Friday, the Department of Justice-hosted parade will go from the White House to the Capitol in Washington, DC, on November 11, which is U.S. Veteran’s Day.

The parade will not include tanks in an effort to “minimize the damage done to local infrastructure”, but will be made up by a “heavy air component”.

There was no cost estimate included in the memorandum, but the last major military parade in 1991, also in Washington, cost over $8 million USD, which would cost nearly double at $14 million.

More details to follow. Image of the parade from Airman. 

Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a freelance journalist. He founded The Avro Post in October 2017. He writes for Breaking911 and Guelph Politico, among others. Feel free to connect at ELIRIDDER@ICLOUD.COM or at ELIRIDDER.CA

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