At Trump's Direction, The Pentagon Is Brainstorming A Military Parade

The president has been talking about military parades since his visit to France.

At Trump's Direction, The Pentagon Is Brainstorming A Military Parade
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"We're actually thinking about Fourth of July, Pennsylvania Avenue having a really great parade to show our military strength," President Donald Trump said in France last year.

Sounds like the president is getting closer to that wish coming true. The White House says the Pentagon is exploring the idea of a military parade.

Two officials told The Washington Post that President Donald Trump and his top military commanders met at the Pentagon in mid-January and Trump gave what the generals perceived as an order to plan a parade. The president was reportedly inspired by the Bastille Day celebrations he saw in France.

President Donald Trump speaking to members of the U.S. Navy.

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A French Bastille Day celebration may have inspired President Donald Trump to throw a military parade in the U.S. on the Fourth of July.


The idea is reportedly in the brainstorming phase. Military parades are very uncommon in the U.S., and the Post points out that getting all that hardware to Washington could be really expensive. Officials are reportedly looking at several options for a date, including Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Veterans Day.