Skip to comments.One Nation Rally Trashes WWII Memorial and Arlington Cemetery's Memorial Bridge
Posted on 10/02/2010 7:48:29 PM PDT by kristinn
Video and photos taken today after the One Nation Working Together Rally concluded show that participants left significant amounts of trash at memorials in our nation's capital dedicated to fallen American servicemen.
The World War II Memorial on the National Mall, which is opposite the Lincoln Memorial where the rally was held this afternoon, had food trash and rally signs all around the granite seating along the perimeter of the Pacific side of the memorial. Colorful signs bearing the logo of rally co-sponsor SEIU are prevalant. Among the signs and water bottles strewn about is what looks like an uneaten Twinkie carelessly dropped at the edge of a fountain commemorating the hard-fought victory in the Pacific theater.
A man wearing what appears to be an SEIU t-shirt is seen sitting near the discarded signs.
Video of the trashed WWII Memorial by YouTube poster Hostagehoosier. H/T HotAirPundit
Hostagehoosier also posted a video of trash left at the Lincoln Memorial here.
Memorial Bridge, which crosses the Potomac River between the Lincoln Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery, was littered with identical cardboard lunch boxes. The boxed lunches were given free of charge to union and NAACP members, along with free t-shirts, free Metro fare cards and free bus rides from across the country to the rally.Freeper Stratman1969 posted several photographs at his Marooned in Marin blog that shows the trash left on Memorial Bridge.
The trash was most likely left by these people as they headed across Memorial Bridge to the rally:
Those look like lunch boxes or something.
Disgusting. Since the organizers paid for their AstroTurf trip, they should also pay for the cleanup.
Trash leaves trash!
Those are free lunches supplied by the organizers, along with free T-shirts, metro passes, etc. Can anyone say “Rent-a-mob?”
Well, when you have very trashy, low life slobs, what else can one expect.
Their little Marxist show was just trash throwing trash.
Disgusting human debris!
Those pictures are such a stark contrast to the Beck Rally
where people were picking up trash and things were left MUCH
cleaner, I’m sure.
Ahhh....the great unwashed left!
Typical “Rent a Mob” coming for all the free stuff.
Geez, they even went at Hillary Clinton, who apparently isn’t lefty enough for them. Take as a whole, that was a pathetic demonstration.
...remnants of the FREE box lunches provided by the UNIONS....with the FREE T-shirts....with the FREE bus rides....with people getting paid “overtime” to attend...some were told attendance was “required”.......
...quite the contrary to Tea Party and the 9/12
I expected it to be worse.
....and in that last shot of the people crossing the bridge?
Not ONE american flag anywhere. Disgraceful! But not surprising....
Some Leftist scumbag thought so highly of Old Glory to treat it like trash.
Conservative/Tea Party Rally:
What else did you expect from a bunch of hired union bastards?
The crowd was much smaller than Beck's, but more disgraceful to our National Monuments, and literally trashed DC and some our more important National Monuments.
Some people were ordered to attend (UNION WORKERS).
Is Adolf Hitler alive and giving orders to folks? That is what this sounds like.
This will probably be a rally for Obama and DUmmies to forget... But I guess they will HUFF and PUFF about this from the Huffington Post...
That last looks just like the onset of one of Nuremberg rallies.
One HotAir commentator said about 33,000 actually showed up.
I bet that D.C. won’t be sending a bill for the cleanup to the organizers.
Looks like “free” box lunches.
The trash at the WW2 Memorial is disgusting. Jerks!!!
Trash in—trash out.
the load dropped in the dc is nothing compared to what they do in the municipalities they control.
the untouchable human trash is worse than mere rubbish.
This is a consistent pattern - every single time a liberal/socialist group has a big “Get together” in DC, they leave behind all sorts of garbage.
Contrast that with conservative gatherings, which generally leave the parks better than they were found.
I recall the giant rally last year being contrasted with The One’s inauguration... and how the Real patriots left the mall and area impressively clean, while The One’s event left it looking like a slum/ghetto/trash heap.
Same was true after the “Million Man March”...
What did the grounds look like after Beck’s event last month?
I was there, it was amazing. There was NO trash scattered around the Beck rally. The trash cans were overflowing, as is usual for these things, but all loose trash was carefully piled around the cans. If the Park Service had simply left boxes of leaf bags and wire ties next to the trash cans, you can bet they would have been neatly filled and sealed.
Everyone had been asked beforehand NOT to bring signs as this was officially NOT a political jamboree and any U.S.A. flags being waved had been brought by individuals NOT distributed beforehand by “organizers”.
I saw a close-up of some of those “red” shirts. They said “Young Communist League” on them. Anyone surprised?
All those boxes look EXACTLY alike!
Obviously something that was given out by some big organization, free lunch, free t-shirt, free pre-printed sign, the whole megillah.
What mindless sheeple!
You’re right. No bill for them. The lefty unions are golden in Dumplin Ears’ book.
Free lunches, you can bet!!’
Probably somehow paid for with Tax dollars.
I am sure that is exactly what they are. Free lunch, free bus, and probably a bit of spending money...
And knowing the type of people they attracted, I am sure most of them bitched about the lunches anyhow.
“Conservative/Tea Party Rally:
participants pay their own way
afterward the grounds are left clean”
We have reason to be Proud to be Conservatives.
Completely, totally disgusting and disgraceful.
...weren’t the greens and environmentalists also at this rally?
So typical of the left. :(
If you think I am joking, I am not, I supervised three different type of Union workers on one job and this is exactly how they operated.
Kristinn — I remember, so dearly as many of us do, the first FR rally at the Washington Memorial. (Bless you, JimRob!) I was part of the cleanup-committee, and as I recall, we had to look for things to pick up. I remember picking up cigarette butts that had been there for ages, and obviously not from our rally! Even the police mentioned that they never see such a clean place after a rally — and that was before we went looking for old butts!
Some of those piles of stuff showed that SOME people at least tried to keep discards in one spot, but the assortment of signs and other trash, that was just dropped, show a different way of thinking.
I thought that the organizers would have read about the clean areas left by the Beck rally, and would have asked their supporters to try to measure up to the same standard. But I guess it was too much to ask.
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They bus ‘em, feed ‘em and red shirt ‘em.
The slaves arrive.