The event, which will take place November 11, will include troops from different branches, highlight the growing role of women in the armed forces and have a "heavy air component" of modern and historic war planes, the memo says.
The event will not include tanks to avoid damaging local infrastructure, according to the leaked Petagon memo, but the celebration will include a "heavy air component at the end of the parade, to include older aircraft as available".
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But it won't resemble the Bastille Day celebration in France that Trump had leaned on for inspiration.
"The goal of this memorandum is to provide initial guidance for the planning and execution of a military-themed Veteran's Day Parade in Washington, D.C. on November 11, 2018", the office of Defense Secretary James Mattis wrote in a memo published Friday.
The planned route for the parade will be from the White House to the Capitol Building, which is 1.8 miles long.
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White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told Congress last month that the parade could cost taxpayers up to $30 million. 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. 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.
Critics have slammed the idea as an unsavory display of authoritarianism, while others have questioned how much the parade would cost.
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". And formations donning "period uniforms" may be utilized to "represent veterans from previous wars", the letter said.
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"We're all aware in this country of the President's affection and respect for the military", Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said February 7".