President Donald Trump has ordered the military to throw a parade. He reportedly wants it to have tanks and rockets and all the trappings of a parade the likes of which North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, or Italy’s dictator Benito Mussolini would be jealous. Trump claims the parade is to honor our military but it’s obvious who the parade is for.
Speaking as a retired Air Force master sergeant, I know that organizing a parade takes a lot of work and money. The GI’s I know would be more honored with a day off and a raise in pay. They certainly would rather that than marching all day in dress uniform simply to soothe the bottomless ego of the presidential baby.