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  • Where Are the Arrests Over the World War II Memorial Protest?

    10/14/2013 5:09:44 PM PDT · by kristinn · 99 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, October 14, 2013 | Colbert I. King
    A crowd of demonstrators converge upon U.S. government property closed to the public. The demonstrators know that they are prohibited from entering the property. Nonetheless, they push through the metal barricades, chanting, “Tear down these walls.” That incident occurred yesterday at the World War II Memorial on the National Mall. Not confining their protest to the World War II Memorial, some of the protesters then picked up the government’s metal barricades and carried them blocks away to the White House, where the barricades were deposited outside the gates. Television recorded police struggling to keep the protesters away from the White...
  • Photo: Legless Vet Takes Barrycade to White House

    10/13/2013 9:04:14 AM PDT · by kristinn · 156 replies
    Twitter ^ | Sunday, October 13, 2013
  • D.C. Chapter's Mr. Trooprally Just Featured on Fox's On the Record

    10/08/2013 4:09:20 PM PDT · by kristinn · 55 replies
    Tuesday, October 8, 2013 | Kristinn
    The D.C. Chapter's own Mr. Trooprally was just shown on Fox's On the Record with Greta Van Susteren. He was protesting the closure of the World War Two Memorial today with Beverly Perlson and others.Mr. T was interviewed by Griff Jenkins.
  • Watchdog Group Files Ethics Complaint Against Neugebauer Over WWII Memorial Incident

    10/04/2013 10:51:59 AM PDT · by kristinn · 41 replies
    The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | Friday, October 4, 2013 | Adam D. Young
    A Washington, D.C. watchdog group filed an ethics complaint against U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Lubbock, for his spat with a park ranger at the National World War II Memorial earlier this week. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a complaint Friday morning, Oct. 4, with the Office of Congressional Ethics against Neugebauer “for conduct that reflects discreditably upon the House,” according to a news release from the organization. “Rep. Neugebauer’s mistreatment of a federal employee who was doing her job is disgraceful,” Melanie Sloan, the group’s executive director, said in a news release. “The blame for the government...
  • Closure of War Memorials Continues to Cause Conflict (Vietnam Vets Kicked Out of Wall)

    10/04/2013 10:45:02 AM PDT · by kristinn · 203 replies
    WRC-TV ^ | Friday, October 4, 2013
    SNIP Like the hundreds of World War II veterans who came to National Mall to pay their respects this week, a group of Vietnam veterans found a barricade blocking the way to their memorial Friday. News4's Mark Segraves said two U.S. Park Service Rangers manning the gate asked that the group respect the government's shutdown but moved aside. Segraves described the exchange as pleasant and respectful. The veterans then moved the barricade and walked down to the wall to pay their respects. But a flood of tourists followed even though the memorial is closed to the general public. U.S. Park...
  • New: Obama Has WWII Memorial Barrycades Wired Together

    10/04/2013 7:08:29 AM PDT · by kristinn · 415 replies
    The Weekly Standard via Twitter ^ | Thursday, October 4, 2013 | John McCormack
    Day 4 of shutdown: Vets are going to need wire cutters to visit WWII memorial.The fences/barricades were not wired shut when I was here on Tuesday.
  • The Insiders: The World War II Memorial is not a political prop

    10/04/2013 6:40:16 AM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 3, 2013 | Ed Rogers
    Team Obama was too ambitious in its play to use the World War II Memorial as a prop in the campaign to blame Republicans for the government shutdown. If you’ve ever been to the World War II Memorial, you know that it is an open space at street level. Under normal circumstances, government personnel have no role in admitting or denying access to the memorial. Real effort had to be taken and precise instruction had to be given to round up barricades and have them installed in a clumsy, visible way that would block pedestrians from entering the memorial. It...
  • Time Flies When Government Is Shut Down: Day really doesn’t seem that long

    10/03/2013 6:47:01 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-3-2013 | MOTUS
    Okay everybody: just sit down and shut up! WeÂ’ve got a Government to shut down here, and it WILL hurt! You! ThatÂ’s an order. As you know, the Barrycades at the World War II Memorial went up immediately following the announcement of the the painful government shutdown. The stated reason for the closure was to ensure that none of our cherished WWII Veterans were endangered by government drones - now forced to fly unguided during this painful government shutdown. You can tell that your government was really concerned about this potential hazard as War Memorials have never been closed during...
  • WWII memorial opened to vets

    10/02/2013 10:24:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 2, 2013 | Jeremy Herb
    The National Park Service opened the World War II Memorial Wednesday to veterans visiting from around the country. Carol Johnson, a National Parks Service spokeswoman, said the veterans' groups had been granted access Wednesday because it was deemed a first amendment demonstration. The memorial was still closed to the public, however, and Johnson said other war memorials on the National Mall would also be closed. But veterans could be seen visiting the Vietnam War Memorial about a half-mile away. The memorials were closed and barricaded because of the government shutdown that began Tuesday. Veterans arriving at the World War II...
  • Obama Putting Up More Barricades at World War Two Memorial This Morning

    10/02/2013 6:41:16 AM PDT · by kristinn · 563 replies
    Wednesday, October 2, 2013 | Kristinn
    Twitter photo by Charlie Spiering, the Washington Examiner.The Obama administration is adding more barricades at the World War Two Memorial in Washington, D.C. this morning, according to reporters on the scene.The reinforcements are being put in place apparently to prevent a repeat of yesterday when WWII veterans aided by several Republican Congressmen pushed aside barricades to visit their memorial.Buzzfeed got no response from the White House last night when queried about the administration closing the memorial to veterans.A report last night claimed that the Park Service would arrest veterans who attempt to visit the WWII Memorial.
  • Honorair-Group Sends WWII Veterans To See Memorial In D.C. Free Of Charge (Video)

    05/23/2009 8:29:27 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 1 replies · 201+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 5/23/09 | Talkradio03
    What a great story about honoring our veterans on this Memorial Day weekend, this group Honorair, takes WWII vets to see the National WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. These guys are the reason we have freedom..
  • So Help Us God

    06/14/2004 3:19:19 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 332+ views ^ | 06-15-04 | LeBoutillier, John
    So Help Us God John LeBoutillier Tuesday, June 15, 2004 On Dec. 8, 1941 – the day after the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor – President Franklin D. Roosevelt made his "Day of Infamy" speech to the Congress to declare war on Japan and Germany. The penultimate sentence of this historic speech was: "With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph – so help us God." Two weeks ago this nation celebrated the long-overdue opening in Washington of the World War II Memorial. Over 200,000 WWII vets journeyed...