Skip to comments.Closure of War Memorials Continues to Cause Conflict (Vietnam Vets Kicked Out of Wall)
Posted on 10/04/2013 10:45:02 AM PDT by kristinn
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 Police arrive to the scene, asked everyone to leave and put the barricade back into place.
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Is the Martin Luther King monument/statue similarly closed off?
They are really poking the wrong bear on this one.
This is so asinine and beyond stupidity. It shows just how petty and childish the obamanites are...............
Methinks they want war.
Ring the White Hut too.
The Vietnam Wall? Are they series??? You don’t tug on Superman’s cape, you don’t spit into the wind, and you never, EVER mess with the Vietnam Vets.
These degenerate commies in the Clown Prince nobama administration have no shame and no limit. At the same time they are harrassing veterans through these obscene closures, the Clown Car administration distributed $455,000,000 to PBS. Disgusting. I realize now why we build so many prisons. This Clown Car administration of the Clown Prince nobama should be arrested and imprisoned.
>>> They are really poking the wrong bear on this one. <<<
Indeed. Given all the crap the liberals (who now occupy government) gave them when they returned from service; keep’n them away from honoring and remembering their fallen brothers could be the last straw.
Yes. But King’s supporters are by-and-large Obama supporters so they’ll take the abuse by their new king and won’t complain.
British regulars under command of Lt. Col. Francis Smith asked the Massachusetts militia to abandon their position on the North Bridge and allow the British troops to proceed on towards Concord.
While O may have overplayed his hand on the WW2 memorial, he also knows these were votes he would never get anyway. The gamble is that it won’t inflame the public at large... a risky one IMHO.
“two U.S. Park Service Rangers manning the gate”
Uh, why do you need two people to keep them out? How many people did it take to “man” a fixed wall usually?
Some protests should be mounted with lots of people just milling about the "closed" memorials. Notify some sympathetic "news" person so it can hopefully be covered by the media in at least some small part.
If the govt is shut down; then why are US Park Rangers on the scene? How are they getting paid?
And are they there on site directing people when the govt is not shut down?
Meanwhile PBS/NPR got their half-billion dollar kickback.
Who need prisons when you’ve got so many lamp posts?
True enough, and hopefully the remaining thinking Americans can see this for what it really is. The Usurper in Chief, PINO, Soetoro, despises all us Peasants.
The guy with the gun makes the law.
Wow - a memorial depicting MLK frozen in carbonite.
RATs are counting on the WWII vets to be in wheelchairs and fragile. Nam vets haven’t reached that stage yet.
Too Late. Even though the LameStream Prestitutes aren't reporting it, it is everywhere on the net. Don't think they stepped it on this? Check out most Any High Profile Demonrat Congresscritter's facebook. They are getting hammered. I can only imagine what the older generation is doing on their phone lines.
Obumbler giving the vets the Big Bird again.
We have to remember that this is the Democrats war on Veterans.
It has nothing to do with the shut down.
It costs more to bring in the barry-cades and police than to just stand aside.
Please—Please remember this come election time and vote for patriots instead of the garbage we have sitting in Congress now.
Yes, but I don’t know if they wired them together.
We are being tested and we are failing.
Interesting....muzzies destroy temples and places that are historic and not sharia lovin’ in countries they take over. Obama shuts down memorials and historic sites in this country.
Any chance this has been sent to Rush, Drudge, Beck, Hannity, Twitter & Facebook???
-— It’s time for patriotic Americans to “Occupy” the war memorials 24/7 until this government abuse is stopped. -—
Obviously the Communist-in-Chief is looking for a confrontation. It must be a winning strategy in Alinskyland.
Out here in reality land, it’s an invitation for an ass-kicking. So be it.
The drums of war are getting louder and louder.....
I’ll bring the beer.
No, let’s just make this thorough. Any federal property is closed... all of it. Roads, interstate and defense highway system, bridges, dams, navigation systems, rivers, harbors, sea shore.... all of it. All of it including the white hut, libraries, congress, supreme corpse... all of it.
That is a great idea and there should be cameras at the ready should any attempt be made to remove the patriots who are safeguarding the memorials from the Obama regime.
day by day its getting closer!
They can call it, “Occupy Wall.”
can We talk ???
Agreed! Storm the Barrycades and take back our Memorial!
Apparently the message the ‘Bikers’ sent couple of weeks ago didn’t register.
While realizing no where near 2 million bikes/bikers showed up, another siege on DC may be in order?
Don’t really just need them, ANY dissidents will do but they get ‘attention’ whenever they travel in groups...
Tell your congressman. You never what they might be able to use, that slips past them because they’re busy or more focussed on higher things, so to speak.
THIS is the issue every single republican should be highlighting in every speech or public appearance. Show them how petty Obama and the dems are being on this. It’s an wasy win.
I would be afraid to do that after what happened to an unarmed mother driving her car.
There were other options to stopping her.