You know it is completely Mickey Mouse to “close” the memorial. Probably takes more manpower to “close” it than have it open
Has anybody heard if anything’s happening at The Wall?
Where does the Imperious DC Gov’t get off keeping people out of an open air monument-memorial? You need Park Rangers there to supervise??? Fire 50% of Federal workers, half do nothing useful.
If the Park Police can be there to close it they can be there to keep it open.
This is nothing but pure unadulterated Harassment.
Nasty minded Bullsh*t designed to hurt tourists.
These Monuments do not require a staff, they are open to the world.
As long as liberals aren’t attending they do not need cleaning.
There were some great photos of this earlier. Absolutely the right thing to do.
And on another note, why is it cheaper to pay park police to close all these parks, instead of just keeping them open?
I guess that’s a rhetorical question. It’s kind of like Obama closing the White House to school tours, while keeping it open for weekly rap parties.
Iowans in Steve King’s district can be proud they have a man of character representing them.
THIS is how you do it...
you do not need park rangers, tour guides or any other petty beaurocrat to tour the nations memorials..
JUST DO IT..
make them arrest you..
They don’t have money to keep it open so they pay guards to be there.What changes when it is open?
Nearly 70 years after Normandy and Iwo Jima, these vets still know how to land in enemy territory and take the beachhead.
Fantastic. Maybe there’s a lesson we can learn.
Hey Obie-won.. what ya gonna do?
What a wonderful story! Thank you for the post.
This was a few days ago and really deserves its own thread. I don’t have time to post that, so here it is - share and share alike...
I was blessed to have the honor of accompanying my father to Washington DC Sept. 17th, 2013 on the West Coast Honor Flight. My official capacity on this trip was as a Guardian for a WW II Veteran. The day started arriving at 0400 (4AM) at the Allegiant Airlines gate at the St. Petersburg - Clearwater International Airport. Greeting everyone was the ground crew from West Coast Honor Flight with handshakes, slaps on the back and a hearty breakfast from McDonalds. Once everyone arrived, there were 80 veterans and 80 guardians plus 20 of the ground crew. We boarded the flight and headed to Baltimore International Airport for the bus ride to Washington DC. Arriving in Baltimore, we got our first glimpse of how the day was going to go. Several uniformed service men and women greeted each vet, welcoming them to Washington and as we headed for the buses the people heading off to work or heading on vacations would stop and clap and yell. Thank you for your service”. It was a very humbling experience.
We boarded the 3 buses that were needed to transport all of us and the wheel chairs to our first destination - the US Air Force Museum. Once there, we were able to view not just this remarkable museum but we could also see many of the sites surrounding the area. The weather was spectacular as well and that gave us time to learn more about our vets as well as the sites we came to visit. The hosts provided a sack lunch. Then we headed off for the Korean and Vietnam Memorials. There they gave us ample time to wander the large area and visit each memorial and witness the amazing outpouring of gratitude that we encountered with the others who were visiting the parks. Perfect strangers walked up and shook the hands of the hero’s, asking to take a picture with them. You just couldn’t remove yourself from the strong feelings from watching this remarkable event.
You should have seen the faces of the veterans as they looked at the memorials and read the descriptions engraved in the stones surrounding these sacred places. Our next stop was the World War II Memorial. We gathered all the Veterans for a group picture and then escorted these hero’s around to see everything that could be seen. Here again perfect strangers coming up to congratulate these men and women. We even encountered a group of active Army soldiers that were in uniform who quickly gathered these vets together for another picture but with these soldiers standing at attention saluting the hero’s before them. What a site!
Afterwards we boarded the buses for the ride back to Baltimore and our flight home. Once arriving back in Clearwater these men and women discovered what a real Hero Welcome is all about.
There were hundreds of people gathered at the airport with flags waving. Large banners welcomed them home. The Star Spangled Banner, Army and Air Force personnel and even a Brigadier General shook each man and woman’s hand and thanked them individually once again for their service. It was a site to behold. Before they departed for their homes they marched by the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. The Knights saluted them and then were involved in picture taking with the Bomber Girls in front of a huge American flag.
This is a day that will live in the hearts and soul of each man and woman as well as their guardian who went with them on this glorious day.
I’m now watching ABC “news” and Diane Sawyer sounds as if it is the end of the world as we know it!
Where shall I take my next $100,000,000 taxpayer-funded vacation?
Wonderful story. Thanks.
Three years ago, I flew with my now 96 year-old father to Wash. DC. to see the WWII Memorial. (and Arlington National Cemetary, among other monuments) He served in the Pacific and later was active during the Berlin airlift. He worked very hard with his time and dollars to see it built. He wept as he used his walker to go through it.
He wept again today, when he watched The Greatest Generation finally gain admittance to the Memorial.
On Thursday, Mr. RR and I are again flying to Wash. D.C. to take our nine year-old grandson to see the Memorial and other sites. I pray that we are able to see them.
This is awesome!! Just think if all politicians didn’t take any crap from bureaucrats this way:
“As Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, distracted a Park Police representative, other lawmakers and their staff helped topple the metal fences.”