[Ed. – So, if you’re not a complete ignoramus, you understand that this will be the 100th anniversary of the original Armistice Day — 11 November 1918 — that ended World War I. If there is any day on which a military parade might be appropriate and have no out-of-the-blue, overly militaristic overtones, it would be this one. It’s not like there are going to be floats and giant balloons. It will be military members and representatives of iconic groups (like commemorators of the Buffalo Soldiers and the Navajo Code-Talkers) marching in formation. A time for America to reflect on what the last century has been about. I’m betting that once again, Trump will confound his critics and frame this one with the right words.]
President Donald Trump’s plans for a White House-backed military parade are beginning to take shape.
The president has directed the Department of Defense to organize a parade that would take place on Nov. 11 – Veterans Day – according to an unclassified Feb. 20 memo written by National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.
The memo, which was summarized to POLITICO by a senior administration official, was sent from McMaster to Secretary of Defense James Mattis. It says that Trump wants Mattis to brief him on “concepts of operation for this event.”