12 Aug '18, 12am

Initial cost for Trump military parade comes in at $12 million, DoD says

President Donald Trump’s requested military parade is expected to cost about $12 million, according to initial planning estimates, the Pentagon confirmed Wednesday. The parade was initial set for Nov. 11, Veterans Day, but now will take place Nov. 10 to accomodate international celebrations on Nov. 11 set to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The parade costs were first reported by CNN . The initial price tag could easily change, and no final plan has been approved yet, a defense official said on the condition of anonymity. The price would depend on the final numbers of troops and type of equipment involved, and how those troops will need to be transported to Washington, such as whether they would need to be moved by train. We asked, you voted: 89 percent said no to Trump’s military parade More than 51,000 Military Times readers have expressed their view...

Full article: https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/07/...

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