The Pentagon memo did not include a cost estimate for the parade.
The memo, with Thursday's date, says its goal is to "provide initial guidance for the planning and execution" of a procession that would run from the White House to the Capitol and integrate with the city's annual Veterans Day parade. Trump has sought a military-style parade since attending a Bastille Day parade in Paris with French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron.
It will correspond with Washington's annual Veterans Day parade and focus on the contributions of US veterans "from the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 to today, with an emphasis on the price of freedom, " according to the memo.
It is pertinent to mention that Department of State is planning to invite heads of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allied member states to watch the parade along with President Trump.
"The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France", said a military official told The Washington Post on February 6.
Since taking office, Trump has frequently touted his support for the USA military and placed high-ranking generals in top White House and cabinet posts.
The memo from the office of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis offers initial planning guidance to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, whose staff will plan the parade along a route from the White House to the Capitol, and integrate it with the city's annual veterans' parade.
The parade will also feature period uniforms from the Old Guard Fife and Drum, a unit that parades in period uniform.
The memo also noted that the parade should honor veterans service organizations, including the Medal of Honor Association, and "highlight the evolution of women" in the military. A week later Mick Mulvaney, the White House budget director, estimated that the sort of public display that Trump had called for could cost between US$10 million (S$13 million) and $30 million.