Military parade in Washington was postponed until 2019

Multimillion-dollar military parade in the capital of the United States, which the President trump would be held in 2018, was postponed until 2019. On Thursday, August 16, said the representative of the Ministry of defense Colonel Robb manning.

Parade in honor of veterans, as well as the centenary of the First world war was scheduled for November 10, but the Ministry of defense and the White house has decided to revise its budget. The fact that the cost of the event jumped to $92 million, whereas in February the Director of the office of management and budget Mick of Malvani talked about the $10-30 million.

Such a significant divergence in sums is due to the fact that in the beginning of the year in the valuation of the parade, we used data of a military March 1991, organized in honor of the victory of the US and coalition in the Persian Gulf. Then the parade cost the state $8 million. After 27 years in connection with inflation the price rose to $25 million. Additionally, the estimate included a service of parade, security activities and transport of equipment and people.

This further increased the cost of the parade and was criticized not only by opponents of the current presidential administration, but the military personnel themselves. For example, the national American Legion commander Denise Rohan, thanking the President for his attention to the military, said that he would prefer to dedicated to the parade of the funds were spent differently.

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.”

— The American Legion (@AmericanLegion) August 16, 2018

«The statement of the national commander over a military parade: «the American Legion is grateful to our President for a desire to demonstrate national support for the military in such a dramatic manner. However, until then, until you get to celebrate the victory over terrorism and to bring our troops home, we think that the money allocated for the parade, it would be better spent on funding for the Department of veterans Affairs and to provide the military and their families with all possible support».

Comments other opponents of the March where more sharply. So, military historian Thomas Rikks expressly stated that «there is no reason to hold the parade, in addition to satisfying the ego of trump.»

We will remind, military parade, trump was prepared to support the Republicans.