It feels like it happened a decade ago, but it was just last year. That was when Emmanuel Macron invited Donald Trump to visit France and witness their big Bastille Day parade. Trump was in love with that parade. He loved the Bastille Day parade so much, he demanded that the Pentagon find some way to give him a giant Bastille Day-like parade in his honor, in Washington DC. The Pentagon tried. I don’t know how hard they tried, but they tried. But of course it was always going to be a stupid idea. Which is why the parade has been “postponed” to possibly next year (haha) after the costs were deemed too steep.
The Department of Defense says the military parade originally scheduled for Veterans Day will be postponed.
“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,” Defense Department spokesman Col. Rob Manning said in a statement Thursday. “We originally targeted November 10, 2018 for this event but have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019.”