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Pentagon: Discussions on US military parade moving ahead

March 1, 2018

President Donald Trump speaks during the White House Opioid Summit in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says discussions are moving forward on plans to have a military parade around Veterans Day, possibly in conjunction with commemoration of the World War I centennial celebration.

Defense Department spokeswoman Dana White says officials are looking at dates around November 11. She says the parade would be a celebration of current and past service members. World War I ended November 11, 1918.

President Donald Trump got the idea for a military parade after he attended France’s Bastille Day celebration last year in Paris. He has said he would scrap the idea if it can’t be done at a “reasonable cost.”

White was asked about a potential scheduling conflict in November, because of a possible summit in Paris. She referred those questions to the White House.

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