Every time I think about it it just infuriates me. Only someone who has never spent a minute in the military or who has no friends who have ever served would think this shit is a good idea. From the top to the bottom it’s a ginormous pain in the ass.
Logistically, it’s a god damned nightmare. We’re talking interruption of training and maintenance schedules that have been in place for a LONG time- officers from the company level on up to regimental have been planning training and field exercises for at least a year in advance. The logistics of getting everyone to the parade, billeting and feeding, fueling, staging areas, security, etc. And that doesn’t even get into what track vehicles do to civilian streets. Then at the lower levels it’s just a fucking giant god damn hot poker up the ass- multiple inspections, extra time preparing, etc. And I’m missing about a gazillion details.
All to feed the ego of some pompous narcissist who needs to compensate for his tiny dick.