Please spare Americans the expense of a show. Should not the military personnel be at their posts instead of wasting their training and time parading down Pennsylvania Avenue? This will not be a reality show!

Would President Trump be front and center leading the parade, waving the American flag (oh, sorry, for a senior moment I forgot about the bone spurs that kept him out of military service). Someone else will be assigned to this job, while Trump rides on the lead tank, pumping his fist, stating "how great I am.”

Seems there are more pressing issues to confront, like health aid to veterans, the disabled and the elderly, food banks, and Puerto Ricans going without or electricity or drinking water in their homes. The list goes on and on. Let us hope this parade quirk will pass and get down to serious business.

— Marilou Burlingame, Bakersfield