President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he’s eying Veterans’ Day, which is November 11 this year, for the proposed military parade.
According to Fox News, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster ordered the military to start planning the event for Veterans Day.
According to an unclassified memo, President Trump directed the Department of Defense to organize the parade on November 11, 2018, according to Politico.
Trump said he’ll scrap the idea if it can’t be done at a “reasonable cost.” White House budget director Mick Mulvaney recently told Congress that a parade could cost between $10 million and $30 million.
A military parade in the United States is not unprecedented. The last military parade was in 1991, which was held in Washington, DC to celebrate the U.S. victory in the first Gulf War.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer proposed a military parade himself in 2014.