Trump's military parade will have to wait another year

Matt Saintsing
August 16, 2018 - 8:37 pm

President Donald Trump's military parade in Washington, D.C has been postponed until next year, the Defense Department announced Thursday 

"The Department of Defense and White House have been planning a parade to honor America's military veterans and commemorate the centennial of World War I," Pentagon spokesman U.S. Army Col. Rob Manning said in a statement. "We originally targeted November 10, 2018, for this event but have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019."

The announcement comes hours after CNBC reported the parade would cost $80 million more than expected

“The American Legion appreciates that our President wants to show in a dramatic fashion our nation’s support for our troops," said Denise Rohan, The Legion's national commander. "However, until such time as we can celebrate victory in the War on Terrorism and bring our military home, we think the parade money would be better spent fully funding the Department of Veteran Affairs and giving our troops and their families the best care possible." 

It's unclear when the event will take place next year. 

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