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Trump's military parade

Thousands of service members to participate in Trump's military parade: report

Thousands of service members are set to take part in President Trump's planned military parade in Washington, D.C., in November, according to a new report.

A Defense Department source familiar with the parade planning told ABC News that 5,000-7,000 service members could march in the parade, joined by lighter ground vehicles and a mix of old and new aircraft.

The parade is also expected to feature military aircraft, ground vehicles and horses.

U.S. Northern Command confirmed the figure of "several thousand" marching service members to ABC, adding that thousands more would be operating as support staff and security for the event. The current cost for the parade is estimated at $12 million, according to CNN.

ABC reports that about 50 Pentagon staffers are currently involved in planning the event, but added that the number is expected to grow to as many as 3,000 by the week of the parade.

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