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  • Park Service director blames threat of terrorism for closing Mall during shutdown

    10/16/2013 7:44:24 AM PDT · by yoe · 34 replies
    The Washington times ^ | October 16, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The National Park Service director will blame terrorism for having to shut down most of the National Mall during the government shutdown, saying that was the only way to protect the memorials with limited staff “in a post-9/11 world.” In testimony submitted to Congress, Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said he’s only been able to keep a dozen of the normal 300 employees charged with cleaning and caring for the capital region’s memorials during the shutdown, and without the rest of his staff he cannot guarantee the safety of the property.
  • “Vindictive” Park Service Inflicting Maximum Pain During Shutdown

    10/10/2013 9:35:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | October 9, 2013 | Audrey Hudson
    Aggressive actions and double standards used by the National Park Service are vindictive and designed to inflict maximum inconvenience and fear among visitors, say Republican lawmakers whose efforts to reopen the parks are gridlocked by Senate Democrats. World War II veterans were blocked by barricades and armed guards from paying tribute at their memorial last week. However, the national mall where the memorial is located was opened Tuesday to allow hundreds of illegal immigrants to stage a protest demanding amnesty. ... the administration has closed the Mall and memorials to some groups and not others, giving preferential treatment under the...
  • Park Service OKs Immigration Reform Rally On 'Closed' National Mall

    10/07/2013 6:38:48 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/7/13 | Charlie Spiering
    A planned immigration reform rally will take place on the National Mall on Tuesday even though the site is closed due to the government shutdown.
  • Man who set himself on fire on the Mall dies of injuries

    10/05/2013 9:37:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 10/5/13 | Justin Jouvenal and Mark Berman,
    A man who was critically injured when he poured gasoline over his body and set himself on fire on the Mall on Friday has died of his injuries, according to D.C. police. The man was airlifted to MedStar Washington Hospital Medical Center, where he died about 9 p.m. Friday, said Officer Araz Alali, a D.C. police spokesman. The man could not immediately be identified because his burns were so severe. Medical personnel will try to determine who he was using DNA analysis, Alali said.
  • Update: Man who set himself ablaze at mall has died

    10/05/2013 9:34:57 AM PDT · by Gefn · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/05/2013 | Eric Tucker
    a man who set himself on fire at the National Mall in the nations capital has died from his injuries, District of Columbia police said Saturday.
  • Obama Overplays His Shutdown Hand

    10/03/2013 4:46:29 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 46 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/02/2013 | IBD Staff
    Politics: The Obama administration's decision to barricade the open-air and otherwise unguarded World War II memorial is just the latest sign that the president will do anything to get his way. Is the public finally getting wise? Anyone who's ever visited Washington, D.C., knows that while the National Mall is technically a federally owned park, it can't be closed. There are no fences around its 309 acres. No entrances. No guard posts. Just wide open spaces dotted with monuments and museums. There's the Washington Monument, which requires a guide to get to the top. But that's closed for repairs. So...
  • Update: "The Vets Have Control of the Memorial"

    10/01/2013 10:10:31 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 254 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 10/1/13 | Ace
    At the WWII Memorial on the National Mall: No sign of folks leaving. The vets have control of the memorial. #shutdown pic.twitter.com/eGj4kmFEiP — Leo Shane III (@LeoShane) October 1, 2013 So, the WWII memorial is open today... Park police letting everyone by right now. #shutdown — Leo Shane III (@LeoShane) October 1, 2013 No attempt to stop any WWII visitors right now. Maybe after the congressmen leave ... #shutdown pic.twitter.com/SZmxBfh2cr — Leo Shane III (@LeoShane) October 1, 2013 As noted in the last post, Congressman Steve King "distracted" the Capitol Park Police while the veterans, per their training, rushed over...
  • Hundreds of Dead Fish Found in Pond at National Mall

    08/15/2013 8:14:45 AM PDT · by 444Flyer · 32 replies
    4NBC Washington ^ | 8-15-13 | Staff
    Approximately 1,000 dead fish have been found floating in a pond at the National Mall, the National Park Service has confirmed. A Park Service crew will test the water and algae levels at the Constitution Gardens pond Thursday. However, the number is not unusual for that pond, officials said, due to the construction and design of the area. The Park Service said it's long stressed the importance of redesigning the pond to maintain a better ecological balance.
  • MILLER: Is this Martin Luther King’s legacy? National Mall covered in garbage

    08/25/2013 12:44:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    Ther Washington Times ^ | August 25, 2013 | Emily Miller
    <p>The day after thousands rallied to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington, the National Mall looks like a trash dump.</p> <p>The grass from the Lincoln Memorial to the World War II Memorial is covered Sunday with empty soda cans, water bottles, boxed lunches, newspapers, a broken chair and rally signs. The Reflecting Pool also was filled with trash.</p>
  • Greens to rally on Mall to demand climate specifics from Obama

    02/16/2013 7:08:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/16/13 | Zack Colman
    More than 20,000 protestors from around 160 organizations will swarm the National Mall Sunday in hopes of intensifying the pressure on President Obama over climate policy. The president has not yet detailed the specifics of how he will address the issue, aside from a pledge made in the State of the Union address to take executive action on climate if Congress fails to make progress. Demonstrators are likely to offer plenty of loud suggestions in what green groups are branding the largest ever United States climate rally. “We’re really past the point of playing games with any of this stuff,”...
  • Design finalists picked for National Mall makeover

    04/10/2012 12:53:44 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 9, 2012 | Courtney Zott
    The designs are bold: a retractable theater that could seat thousands, a looping rooftop garden above a gourmet restaurant, and an underground pavilion with a cafeteria and bookstore. Those are just some of the features that could greet visitors to "America's Front Yard" in a few years, as the designs announced Monday will move on to the final round of the Trust for the National Mall's competition to overhaul three prominent sites. It will be the Mall's first major renovation in nearly 40 years. In 1976, an area north of the Reflecting Pool was transformed into Constitution Gardens, a quiet...
  • Martin Luther King memorial made in China

    08/22/2011 11:25:45 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 24 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 2:39PM BST 22 Aug 2011 | Malcolm Moore, Shanghai
    The 30ft-tall statue, which forms the centrepiece of a $120 million (£73 million), four-acre memorial to Dr King, opened to the public on Monday on the National Mall in Washington. It is the only memorial on the Mall that does not honour a president or fallen soldiers. Standing in the shadow of the Washington Monument, the statue shows Dr King emerging from a mountain of Chinese granite with his arms crossed and is called The Stone of Hope. However, there has been controversy over the choice of Lei Yixin, a 57-year-old master sculptor from Changsha in Hunan province, to carry...
  • Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

    08/22/2011 12:49:12 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 33 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 08/22/11 | Yahoo! News
    The memorial sits on the National Mall near the Tidal Basin, between memorials honoring Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson. It includes a 30-foot-tall sculpture of King and a 450-foot-long granite wall inscribed with 14 quotations from the civil rights leader. The Chinese sculptor Lei Yixin: The Location on The Mall:
  • POSTER wanted

    08/29/2010 5:42:30 AM PDT · by kendwell · 17 replies
    POSTER OPPORTUNITY Photos of Mall, post: Beck Restores Honor, and post: Obama Left Trash
  • Ducks dying in fetid water at famous American tourist attraction

    07/24/2009 1:56:40 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 45 replies · 1,318+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 24th June 2009 | Daily Mail
    Dozens of ducks and ducklings have died in stinking, fetid water in a pool at one of the United States' most famous sights, the National Mall. The ponds near the Jefferson Memorial in the capital Washington D.C are filled with green, dirty water, pavements have crumbled, and the millions of visitors to the two-mile stretch have trampled the soil so that grass is no longer able to grow. The National Mall is now in danger of becoming a national disgrace as funding is diverted to other parts of the country. Last year, dozens of ducks and their offspring died of...
  • Neglected National Mall languishes

    07/24/2009 1:14:44 AM PDT · by Simmy2.5 · 19 replies · 761+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Thu Jul 23, 12:35 pm ET | By BRIAN WESTLEY and BRETT ZONGKER, Associated Press Writers
    WASHINGTON – Crumbling sidewalks near the Jefferson Memorial are sinking into the Tidal Basin. Reflecting pools are filled with green, smelly water. And millions of visitors have trampled the soil into virtual concrete where grass can't grow. The National Mall is in danger of becoming a national disgrace. "It does not deserve the name 'National Mall,'" said Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, the city's nonvoting member of Congress. "We ought to call it something else until it looks decent."
  • Math Wizards Unite, Recarpeting the National Mall!

    01/30/2009 7:03:21 PM PST · by incredulous joe · 30 replies · 1,213+ views
    30 January 2009 | Incredulous Joe
    Any Mathmaniacs out there looking for a good time on a Friday night? I suspect that you might have to have better than average skill to do this, but math is math. It's free from opinion and sometimes the truths that are revealed are more powerful than punditry. I floated this question a couple of days ago, but it was during a slow traffic hour and to a separate thread. It was also before this particular item was yanked from the Stimulus Shakedown. Anyway, I was curious if anyone might have the math skill to breakdown the cost of resodding...
  • Caption This Photo of the National Mall Post-Obamapalooza

    01/21/2009 7:15:28 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 88 replies · 6,636+ views
    Drudgereport ^ | January 21, 2009
  • Park Police Investigate Third Robbery, Assault At Mall (DC)

    05/28/2006 2:08:48 PM PDT · by P8riot · 11 replies · 499+ views
    nbc4.com ^ | 05/28/06 | nbc4.com
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Park Police are investigating a third robbery and assault at the National Mall. Police said it happened just after midnight Sunday at 12th Street on the Mall. Police already are looking for at least three men who allegedly attacked two couples on the Mall Thursday night, authorities said. Those attacks happened between 10:45 p.m. and 11 p.m., just blocks from the Washington Monument and across from the National Museum of American History.
  • March for Life Rally C-SPAN at noon

    01/23/2006 8:03:14 AM PST · by Gipper08 · 37 replies · 1,217+ views
    March for Life National Mall Washington, District of Columbia (United States) Gray, Nellie, President, March for Life Pence, Mike, U.S. Representative, R-IN 33rd Annual March for Life on the National Mall. President Bush is expected to speak via audio connection.
  • The FReeper Foxhole Studies the Washington Monument - September 19th, 2004

    09/19/2004 6:10:45 AM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 99 replies · 1,841+ views
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    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • WWII memorial is generation's touchstone

    05/24/2004 5:03:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies · 379+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | May 24, 2004 | Bill Adair
    WASHINGTON - The big wall of stars at the National World War II Memorial struck a nerve with George McKinney. The wall has 4,000 gold stars, each representing about 100 U.S. soldiers killed in the war. McKinney, an Army veteran, said he knew so many people - friends and relatives - killed in the war that they would account for an entire star. He got choked up as recalled them. "I lost a brother," he said as a few tears rolled down his cheek. His older brother Cecil died when his plane crashed during a training flight. Joyce Siler, another...
  • Veterans view new WWII memorial

    04/28/2004 2:38:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies · 220+ views
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | April 28, 2004 | BOB DART
    WASHINGTON — A circle of World War II veterans prayed Tuesday at the long-awaited monument to their generation's service. "Quietly awesome," said Sen. John Warner (R-Va.), describing the National World War II Memorial with words that also apply to the men and women who inspired the granite and bronze tribute. Warner and nine other members of Congress who served in the Second World War toured the site on the national Mall between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. The 7.4-acre monument officially opens Memorial Day weekend more than a decade after it was proposed. With World War II vets...
  • World War II Memorial to Open Last Week of April

    04/16/2004 4:47:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies · 259+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | 4/16/04 | Sgt. 1st Class Doug Sample, USA
    World War II Memorial to Open Last Week of April By Sgt. 1st Class Doug Sample, USA American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, April 15, 2004 -- It's been a long time coming -- some 59 years after the war -- but soon visitors wandering about the National Mall here will see the new memorial dedicated to the nation's World War II veterans. The World War II memorial on the National Mall in Washington will be dedicated May 29, but will be ready for opening at the end of April. Artist rendering by Joe McKendry.(Click photo for screen-resolution image); high-resolution...
  • The Pearl incident

    01/09/2004 12:17:12 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 189+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, January 9, 2004 | By Deborah Simmons
    <p>Slavery is one of the thorniest of issues -- and rightly so. Even today, with the War between the States seemingly part of ancient history, many black Americans face insurmountable challenges when they try to trace their family history. It is difficult to move forward when you do not know where you have been. Our troubled school system doesn't help, since it even fails to teach the basic reading and writing skills that children need to advance into high school. Suffice it to say, while public schools are doing a shameful job, the D.C. Lottery is doing its part to impart American history.</p>
  • Senate measure would ban commercial use of the National Mall

    09/23/2003 3:14:34 PM PDT · by Brian S · 6 replies · 199+ views