Govt shuts down WWII memorial – the honor flight vets ignore the govt

The Federal Govt put barriers up around the WWII memorial because of the govt shutdown. The Honor Flight vets just knocked the barriers over.

From Leo Shane III @LeoShane on Twitter:

Honor flight vets just knocked over the barriers at the WWII memorial to get inside, # shutdown or no.

Tons of applause as the WWII vets from Miss. storm their memorial. Park police on the way.

No sign of folks leaving. The vets have control of the memorial.

Credit where due — I watched Rep Steve King distract a park police officer while vets and staffers knocked down the fences here.

Connor Simpson reporting at Atlantic Wire has more. This is becoming a HUGE story today online.

October 1, 2013   Posted in: Uncategorized

2 Responses

  1. ROSE ANN LEE BRIGHT - October 1, 2013

    Good for them. I’m sure they left it as clean as it was when they got there. To Hell with what obama thinks and Harry Reid for that matter. IT BELONGS TO THE VETS AND THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO HONOR IT!!! THEY FOUGHT FOR IT!!!!

    HOW DIGUSTING IN HARRY REID AND SHAME ON THE NEWS MEDIA BLAMING THIS ON THE REPUBLICANS. THEY HAVE NO SHAME.

  2. Voice from ...The Resistance - October 2, 2013

    Great Idea! Just ignore the government and plow on ahead.

    ” Some folks tried to warn me but I only passed them by,
    Others tired to tell me but I held my head up !”

    I think this should be a CELEBRATION TIME for the nation and us all!

    I mean the EPA shut down. The Department of Education shut down. The NSA shut down. Others departments also shut down.

    “Cellllllebrate good times ….come on!
    Theres a party going on. Celebrate come on!””

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