£20,000/US $22,400 to build a 20 ft orange Trump baby balloon, wearing a diaper and holding a cell phone in tiny hands with Twitter on the screen. The balloon was hoisted over the Houses of Parliament.
Défilé" is the French word for "parade." On 6 July 1880 a government decree was introduced to establish a military parade as it is still known today. In 1886, a woman, member of the 131st Infantry Regiment, paraded for the first time. This year the 14th of July parade down the Champs-Elysees was memorable, as usual. There were 4290 military personnel, 220 vehicles, 250 horses, 64 airplanes and 30 helicopters. A new unit called ComCyber marched in the parade. This command was created last fall to protect the state against increasingly numerous and sophisticated computer attacks against the French infrastructures and the French Armed Forces; 56 members representing the 3,400 ComCyber staff were in the parade. The theme of the parade was "Brotherhood of Arms in Uniform: Commitment of a Lifetime." It honored the soldiers who brought relief operations in the French West Indies after hurricanes Irma and Maria. Security was high with 12,000 police forces during the parade and 110,000 all round France that day. President Trump was the guest of honor in 2017 and he was awed by the parade. He wanted his own parade in Washington, DC next November, and top the one in Paris, but it is too expensive and he has decided to return to Paris instead for the Armistice Day parade celebrating the end of World War I on November 11, 2018. This year the guests of honor were Japan and Singapore, and seven of their soldiers, with their country flag, started the parade.