Tanks not included in plans for Trump's military parade

President Donald Trump speaks at the Latino Coalition Legislative Summit Wednesday

President Donald Trump speaks at the Latino Coalition Legislative Summit Wednesday

President Trump will be getting his military parade on Veterans Day, according to a new Pentagon memo.

The Pentagon memo did not include a cost estimate for the parade.

However, it will play the host to "a heavy air component at the end of the parade, to include older aircraft as available".

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".

Donald Trump watches the Bastille Day parade in Paris in July 2017.

The letter, dated Thursday and addressed to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, gives guidance for planning "a military-themed Veteran's Day Parade" in Washington on November 11.

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"This parade will focus on the contributions of our veterans throughout the history of the USA military, starting from the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 to today, with an emphasis on the price of freedom", adds the guidance from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' office to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The memo outlining the parade does not mention its estimated costs. A leaked Department of Defense memo to the Joint Chiefs of Staff highlights some of the details of the upcoming parade, according to CNN, which first obtained the memo.

Other guidance show the parade will be integrated with the annual Veterans Day parade in Washington, D.C. and follow a route from the White House to the U.S. Capitol. The parade will also highlight the evolving role of women in the military. The Veterans Day date means the parade will happen less than a week after election day, a day some have predicted will bring a "blue wave" of Democrats into office.

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.

In practice, that means "period uniforms", re-enactments and even the use of an "old guard fife and drum", the memo says.

"I think it's great for our country in terms of being a cheerleader and the spirit", he added.

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