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WWII Vets Knock Over Shutdown Barrier to Visit Memorial
Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 1, 2013 | Leo Shane

Posted on 10/01/2013 10:24:46 AM PDT by Art in Idaho

A group of World War II veterans in an Honor Flight group Tuesday knocked over barriers imposed during the government shutdown at the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C., to get inside.

As part of the federal government shutdown, national parks are closed. But the group of veterans continued to the monument Tuesday, as reported by Stars and Stripes reporter Leo Shane.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: government; history; memorial; military; oldnews; politics; shutdown; veterans; wwii
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You gotta' see these pics. Maybe they're trying to tell us something. God Love em'!
1 posted on 10/01/2013 10:24:46 AM PDT by Art in Idaho
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To: Art in Idaho

FREEDOM!!!!!


2 posted on 10/01/2013 10:26:35 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Art in Idaho

Could get exciting if cops or park rangers attempt to evict them...

Think Bonus Army only with a different, happier ending.


3 posted on 10/01/2013 10:28:46 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is not bliss. It is the road to serfdom.)
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To: All
Link Here. (Mods can you take out the bold b, /b in the title? Thanks)
4 posted on 10/01/2013 10:29:21 AM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Art in Idaho

God Love ‘Em is RIGHT. Way to go WWII Vets. You deserve to visit your memorial and thank you for your service to our country.


5 posted on 10/01/2013 10:31:10 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: Dick Bachert
Could get exciting if cops or park rangers attempt to evict them...

Could be the match. . . go for it parkies.

6 posted on 10/01/2013 10:31:26 AM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
FREEDOM!!!

Veterans OCCUPY World War II Memorial Closed Because of Shutdown

I'm sure that the Pres__ent will soon give a shout out to the OCCUPY WWII MEMORIAL VETS! He loves demonstrations like this, right?

7 posted on 10/01/2013 10:32:09 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Dick Bachert

I’d like to see them go visit the white hut.


8 posted on 10/01/2013 10:32:18 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Art in Idaho
Raising the flag in D.C....
9 posted on 10/01/2013 10:32:24 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Art in Idaho

God bless these WWII vets...for fighting for our freedoms even TODAY!!

They're defying the regime!


10 posted on 10/01/2013 10:32:26 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Art in Idaho

When these guys fought in WWII, there wasn’t even a fence around the White House.


11 posted on 10/01/2013 10:32:45 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Art in Idaho

All those guys in wheelchairs should be easy pickings for the big, brave po po.


12 posted on 10/01/2013 10:34:06 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Art in Idaho

13 posted on 10/01/2013 10:34:18 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

still showing more guts than the GOP and most conservative pundits’


14 posted on 10/01/2013 10:35:20 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Qwackertoo

Way to go WWII Vets.

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Always ready to fight for freedom. They are an inspiration to us all.


15 posted on 10/01/2013 10:36:06 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Mouton

Everyone should visit the White House and Congress and be sure to carry a hangman’s noose as a fashion statement. If the bikers can do it, the Muslims, truckers, and these vets, why not everyone get into the act. Clog DC.


16 posted on 10/01/2013 10:36:34 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: wrencher

Michelle Bachmann was out there too helping I saw on Facebook


17 posted on 10/01/2013 10:38:45 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Thanks for the link. More pics.
18 posted on 10/01/2013 10:38:58 AM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Art in Idaho
From the article:

Credit where due -- I watched Rep Steve King distract a park police officer while vets and staffers knocked down the fences here.

19 posted on 10/01/2013 10:39:30 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Art in Idaho

Isn’t this the perfect metaphor? As in: Americans will not stand for stupid restrictions imposed by a Government - not even our own. We are free.

God bless these guys for their service to our country.


20 posted on 10/01/2013 10:40:35 AM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: Art in Idaho

21 posted on 10/01/2013 10:41:02 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Art in Idaho


22 posted on 10/01/2013 10:41:49 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Art in Idaho

Good for the vets!

Shutting down things like Memorials that require NO WORK to keep open is just Obastard’s Kubuki Theater. Nothing that effects HIM will be shut down, of course. Sure he’ll still get plenty of golf in and go on plenty of $1M+ per day trips, as will Sasquatch...


23 posted on 10/01/2013 10:43:14 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Art in Idaho

Good for them.Who the hell does this Socialist President think he is?Denying our veterans the right to visit a national memorial.A memorial that probably wouldn’t exist If not for their service.

All I can say is I. Bet. These Vets are furious knowing how this country is slowly heading toward a dictatorship.


24 posted on 10/01/2013 10:43:37 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Art in Idaho

Occupy!!!!! Like they did in Germany!


25 posted on 10/01/2013 10:43:45 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Art in Idaho
I love this!

Suck on THAT, dirtbags!

26 posted on 10/01/2013 10:44:15 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Art in Idaho

Ridiculous - why would you close a monument other than trying to make the GOP look bad? Might as well fire the people who closed it and leave it open permanently.


27 posted on 10/01/2013 10:45:59 AM PDT by MrShoop
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To: ConservativeMan55

That’s what they fought and died for,FREEDOM!!GOD Bless Every One Of Them!!What we have today isn’t what they fought to preserve!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


28 posted on 10/01/2013 10:46:28 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: Art in Idaho

They own the Memorial. They should see it.


29 posted on 10/01/2013 10:48:00 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Art in Idaho

Insurrections have started more quietly and low key than this........maybe this is ours.


30 posted on 10/01/2013 10:49:44 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Case back hoe for sale or trade for diesel wood chipper....Enforce the Bill of Rights. It's the Law!)
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To: piytar

That’s what I don’t understand! How do you close something that is, by its very nature, open? The stupidity of our government.


31 posted on 10/01/2013 10:49:52 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: piytar

I guess the other memorials are shuttered (figuratively) too.


32 posted on 10/01/2013 10:50:08 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: puppypusher

“...this country is slowly heading toward a dictatorship.”

Slowly? Breakneck speed, my FRiend.


33 posted on 10/01/2013 10:50:11 AM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: Art in Idaho
With what these guys faced when they were young men, do you think they give a rats rear end about some gov goons little barricades?
34 posted on 10/01/2013 10:51:19 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: Art in Idaho
God Love em'!

You're right - God Love em'! and God Bless 'em....

35 posted on 10/01/2013 10:52:36 AM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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To: freekitty

Media narrative:

The Occupy Wall Street protestors were patriots who were earning the right to be heard via their brave stand against corporate tyranny, even though they often camped on private property, at tremendous expense to City and State governments.

The WWII vets are mean-spirited and self-important, putting the public’s safety at risk during their brazen, lawless trepass onto government property.

The world is completely inside out.


36 posted on 10/01/2013 10:53:09 AM PDT by Carlucci
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To: All
Time for a massive All Patriots in the local area sit-in?
37 posted on 10/01/2013 10:53:27 AM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

They should have been singing we will overcome ;-)


38 posted on 10/01/2013 10:54:16 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: Art in Idaho

39 posted on 10/01/2013 10:55:26 AM PDT by caww
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To: Art in Idaho

Let’s see, the Park Service spent money to put up barriers because they were not allowed to spend money.


40 posted on 10/01/2013 10:55:52 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (ZeroCare: Make them pay; do not delay.)
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To: Made In The USA
I just can't help but feel it these guys were in their prime they would be doing something. It's so frustrating just to stare through the window and see what is happening to our country and our elected representatives do nothing to fight it.
41 posted on 10/01/2013 10:56:13 AM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Art in Idaho

God bless them all!


42 posted on 10/01/2013 10:56:35 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: caww

43 posted on 10/01/2013 10:57:12 AM PDT by caww
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To: Art in Idaho

Showing the government who is the boss - the people.


44 posted on 10/01/2013 10:57:33 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Carry_Okie

Is this the same park service that ok’d moslems but denied the bikers? shocker...


45 posted on 10/01/2013 10:57:57 AM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: Art in Idaho

I almost jumped out of my chair and cheered, while at work, just reading the headline. GO VETS.


46 posted on 10/01/2013 10:59:16 AM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Dick Bachert
Could get exciting if cops or park rangers attempt to evict them...

No politician, even Obama, would be so stupid as to give that order. Not in an era where everyone can take cell phone videos.

And if the order was given, I'd hope that the police would be mighty slow in enforcing it. These are WW II vets, not Occupy Wall Street hippies.

If I were a cop there, I'd suddenly have a tummy ache and have to go home. Use up a sick day, and all that.

47 posted on 10/01/2013 10:59:24 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Art in Idaho

If our governments property truly belongs to the people, what right does the ObamaNation have to keep the people from their property?

These VETs have shown the way for “The People” to access their property.


48 posted on 10/01/2013 10:59:42 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Art in Idaho

You think a skinny sissy Kenyan and some wood fences will keep guys that starred down real Nazis and Fascists from getting in?


49 posted on 10/01/2013 10:59:53 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Art in Idaho

50 posted on 10/01/2013 11:00:29 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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