You may remember back in September when President Trump expressed his desire to put on a big military parade after seeing the Bastille Day Parade in France.
Well, that may actually be happening.
According to The Washington Post, Trump directly told top Pentagon officials he wants a military parade:
Surrounded by the military’s highest ranking officials, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford, Trump’s seemingly abstract desire for a parade was suddenly heard as a presidential directive, the officials said.
“The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France,” said a military official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the planning discussions are supposed to remain confidential. “This is being worked at the highest levels of the military.”
One official said this is just in the “brainstorming” stage, but the President really wants it––to “do something that highlights the service and sacrifice of the military and have a unifying moment for the country.”
When he publicly mused about it last year, Trump suggested July 4th. That date is being considered, along with Memorial Day and Veterans Day (reportedly the Pentagon’s preference).
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