Skip to comments.UNBELIEVABLE: Obama closes Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial over shutdown
Posted on 10/03/2013 10:47:49 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
NEW YORK POST Tourists travelling to Omaha Beach to pay their respects to the 9,387 military dead at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial will find it closed, a victim of the U.S. governments partial shutdown.
The site overlooking the D-Day invasion beaches is one of 24 U.S. military cemeteries overseas that have closed to visitors since Monday. Ten more cemeteries in in France, as well as others in various European countries as well as Mexico, Panama, Tunisia and the Philippines, will remain closed for the duration of the shutdown.
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** IN YOUR FACE AMERICA **
The EPA better NOT be open!!!!
The Sc#m bag in Chief and his army of flying monkeys are determined to make a shutdown as painful as possible for the American people. The message is “you shut off the funds, we will make your lives miserable”.
He’s going to build up a wall in front of the sun next!
Just make sure you record it.
One thing is for sure: OBAMA HATES THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA !
WW II VETS: Normandy, was also closed we when got there!!!...Hussein Obama...tear down YOUR BARRYcades!!!
Interesting information/data tidbit. The WW II Memorial is PRIVATELY funded. It is an open facility accessible from adjoining sidewalks. How does Hussein Obama closed this facility? By what right?National World War II Memorial ~ WEBSITE ~
The National World War II Memorial was funded almost entirely by private contributions, as specified in Public Law 103-32. The campaign received more than $197 million in cash and pledges. Support came from hundreds of thousands of individual Americans, hundreds of corporations and foundations, veterans groups, dozens of civic, fraternal and professional organizations, states and one territory, and students in 1,200 schools across the country.
Donated and pledged funds were used to cover the total project costs of approximately $182 million. These costs include site selection and design, construction and sculpture, a National Park Service maintenance fee required by the Commemorative Works Act, groundbreaking and dedication ceremonies, fund raising, and the 11-year administrative costs of the project from its inception in 1993 through completion in 2004.
Remaining funds are held on deposit with the U.S. Treasury in a National WWII Memorial Trust Fund. The funds will be used by the American Battle Monuments Commission solely to benefit the World War II Memorial.
Hitler couldn't do it, but a communist kenyan working from within our government apparently can. As an AMERICAN and a VET, I'm ashamed of my government.
Of course, like so many other things, it's kind of security theater. If you had a small band of thugs, well armed, you could sneak up on the building from a half dozen angles and take those guys out in 60 seconds or less.
There is no fence around the cemetery itself. There is only security in the visitor's center. So I'm not exactly sure what they've "shut down" unless it's the visitor's center.
Welcome to the Democratic Party
Agitation is the only thing community agitators know how to do.
I wonder how the Anti Birther Obama Supporters in the GOP and GOP Talk Radio feel now? You folks were the ones attacking Birthers. Look what’s happening now?
We have something’s we don’t like in the closing, but overall this is good. Leave it alone or you will give the tense sitters a reason to reopen the government with Obamacare.
An earlier thread pointed out that we’re still paying these buff frogs, like ‘furloughed’ federal workers. (laid-off is too blue-collar?)
So everyone on the feral dole gets some downtime because some native Americans—like Pootie Poot—refuse to kneel before pResident Xerxes.
Nothing surprises me. It might be unbelievable, but nothing surprises me ever since the Clintoons were in the WH.
“Leave it alone...”
No, broadcast it. It shows what a crybaby Obama is, and it is very offensive to millions of Americans.
you have to understand, this cemetery represents a free people fighting for a land of liberty against a Nazi dictatorship
exactly opposite to everything our current administration stands for, believes in
The woods-colt should have been thrown out of office a long time ago.
They’ve turned the webcams off at Glacier National Park. The webcams. Unattended, and some of them run off solar power.
That about says it all.
Barrycading vets and their families.
Barry is a very vile and vindictive POS.
If a tree falls in a national park and a government employee is not there to document it, does it still make a noise?
What a Big Baby! Hello there O-Bots! How do you like him NOW?
What are the chances the Cheese eating surrender monkeys will help us out here?
We’ve been to Normandy. In all our time overseas, it was the best trip we ever made, anywhere. It was living history. Glad my husband was e able to serve under Reagan ... at least we can say we knew American when.
I’m sure as hell am ashamed of roughly 65 million American people, as well.
What bothers me the most is that evidently we are paying people in some back room somewhere to brainstorm, I’m sure on an ongoing basis for future opportunities, how to hurt the American people the most.
How else would there be “barry cades” at Mount Vernon and someone shutting down some small business on a river without a lot of previous thought and planning.
They’ve also closed a small inn on Cape Cod. it sits on land at The National Seashore.
You are not alone in your feelings.
Lucky for the Luxembourg-American Cultural Society that they finished their tour in Luxembourg last week. They always take a tour of the American Cemetery in Hamm where George Patton is buried with about 6,000 of his men who died in the Battle of the Bulge.
The Wrongest Day
He closed the City Tavern in Philadelphia which is entirely operated by private citizens. The land is owned by the Park Service, but the entire operation is privately owned. The only thing the park service does is cut the grass. I’m sure for a couple of weeks the people running the place would gladly do it rather than losing a couple of week’s pay. The clown sits there pontificating while 30 or 40 people sit there needing that money for food. I’ve watched these ‘shutdowns’ before, but the people in charge didn’t do this trivial crap. Come on democrats, grow up and let the working people work. These people will never get what they lose during the shutdown and some will be hungry.
While privately funded (ironically initiated by Slick Willy)it is maintained by the NPS.
I guess people could volunteer to clean the toilets or pick up the trash or stand around and tell people not to walk on the grass, but getting upset behind a keyboard seems a heck of a lot easier.
And, what are you going to do about? Nothing. Just a post here on Free Republic hoping someone else will do something about it. lol
Is NPR on the air?
What am i doing about it? I am posting on Free Republic to make fellow conservatives aware of it. I am also posting it on social media, and it has been shared many times.
Shining light on these abuses in the public eye is crucial.
I am also contacting my congressmen and senators everything these daily outrages take place.
What are you going to do about it, jackass? Besides shoot the messenger, that is.
Your post was a perfectly fine answer until the word "jackass", which wasn't necessary. Please refrain from name calling. Just posting messages isn't getting us anywhere. What I plan to do I am telling no one. No further comment.
“Just posting messages isn’t getting us anywhere. What I plan to do I am telling no one.”
If you think posting/reading messages is a waste of time, what are you doing on Free Republic, mocking others who do so?
So, as some said after the Trayvon incident, is it now open season on unarmed black women with small children by their sides? Well????
What are Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Quanell X and other MLK wannabees doing? Answer that question.
I don’t have time for your riddles or stupidity. Have a nice day.
I understand. About the stupidity thing...if you only knew.