Skip to comments.Iwo Jima Memorial Closed, Barricades Erected
Posted on 10/05/2013 11:49:24 AM PDT by don-o
Another open-air memorial in the Washington area is closed and barricaded off: the Iwo Jima Memorial, just across the bridge from D.C. in Rosslyn, Virginia. A source sends along this picture of the barricade set-up at the memorial, which is also called the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial:
"I took the picture yesterday afternoon. Those barricades had been there at least a day. People can still walk into the Memorial area, but for many elderly and disabled vets, it is important they be driven and park right next to the statue," the person who took this picture emails.
"There has been no coverage of Iwo Jima being closed and it is a routine stop for Honor Flight visitors."
The source adds: "This picture is from North Marshall Drive (100 yards up the hill from the 110) facing the only road in and out of the Memorial for cars. There are parking spots for cars and buses right next the Memorial that can only be accessed via this road. Interestingly too, the view you see is also the last 200 yards of the Marine Corps Marathon which is in three weeks. That would be 20,000 pissed off runners who have trained for months."
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” People can still walk into the Memorial area, but for many elderly and disabled vets...”
Clearly Obama hates the elderly and disabled.
Not just barry-cades, but a 500-lb front-end-loader bucket was dropped in the middle of the road. A-holes!
...now he’s gone and don’t it. That particular location has been used for years as a Barney Frank shopping area. Busy as a major airport with limo’s cruising “pick up”area for the limp wrist set.
What a disgusting lot these demoncrats are...
I drove into DC today via the GW Parkway. There are several “wide spots” on the GW where 10 cars or so can park and overlook the river. They have tried to block those too with yellow tape and temporary barrycades. Drove down constitution ave. Traffic and visitors the lightest I have ever seen in DC. Police blocking things everywhere. Silly as it costs more to barricade these open areas than let the public in.
I can’t imagine all the good Marines, I have met and served with as a Squid, allowing this bs to continue.
And you know that exactly how....????
This administration and the flacks they have appointed are so petty.
At this juncture, it is a toss up which is worse to p*ss off...a Marine, or a retired Navy nurse! (if you are smart, you will call that one a draw ;-)
I am a charter member of the Women in Service to America memorial...I wonder if the Muslimjackassinchief is gonna blockade that one as well?
“10 people should be able to move a 500 lb bucket pretty easily.”
Or any half ton pickup with a 4 wheel drive and towing hooks to attach a tow line to the bucket and pull it away.
Heck my Honda Ridgeline could do that in low gear.
Spray the ground around the bucket with water. Then go and have the head of the Park Service arrested for deliberately damaging a wetlands environment.
Another example of the Kenyan dictator’s “fundamentally transformed” Amerika! Sieg Heil comrade!
Thanks for some good humor in a rotten situation:
“At this juncture, it is a toss up which is worse to p*ss off...a Marine, or a retired Navy nurse! (if you are smart, you will call that one a draw ;-)”
It would be interesting to see a couple million veterans close down Washington District of Criminals down.
No problem, shipmate :-) Thank you for your service!
The kommie kollege hippies have started their Revolution Number Nein. Lennon would be proud.
You are so right, can you imagine how juvenile this president is acting?
Does anyone know if any of the Government Golf Courses have been closed and barricaded to keep Obozo off the greens ?
OH.........and just in case anyone missed it.....
NAVY beat Air Force today...OOORAH!!
LMAO! Hadn’t thought of that one. Or bring in a one-legged cricket, and declare it a “protected species area”. Whoops, either one of those would get the evil EPA involved, and that’s bad.
Heck, two of us could drag it aside and clear that road in under 90secs. If I was there, I’d damn well do it. Just film it; I want a record of them arresting me.
They’ll need that plow when the snow hits —
In the meantime the American people get a full color picture of just who their enemies really are.
We'll see if they want to break the heads of 90-yo WWII vets over a travesty like this.
Thank you for your service and care of sailors and marines over the years.
....believe me,diplomats from all over the world, visit the area nightly......it looks like an airport “drop off area” during the night (friend in customs told me)
Ayatollahs and Mullahs globally are ROFLPITP..
Trust me. :-)
I don’t understand.
It costs more money to erect and dismantle the barricades than it would to routinely empty the garbage and leave the place open. Besides, if the RATs wanted to express how terrible the shutdown had become, they could just hype up the lack of cleanliness caused by visitors, justifying their salaries.
Instead, they prove they are neither wanted nor needed.
You and I could zig-zag slide it off the road, easily. The orange paint acts like a lubricant against macadam. Elderly Vets might have a problem, though.
“Not just barry-cades, but a 500-lb front-end-loader bucket was dropped in the middle of the road. A-holes!”
I’ll betcha my truck would move it!
I think twats fit Boathouse Barry and his band of prancing homos better.
Go to the Arlington site. It is open only to foot traffic. No tours or buses or cars except with special temporary handicapped permits issued at the offices. Arlington House closed too.
I do not remember the Front area you are asking about being mentioned!
I can not get to my husband’s grave!( 1 plus miles deep in the cemetery)
I know this may sound corny to some..
I think back to Tarawa.. WWII . The Big One.
The senseless sacrifice as Marines died ..
Like sitting ducks weighted down by ammo and gear..
Perhaps a lesson was learned that day..
And another one today..
The evidence suggests that Lennon was a conservative when he was killed.
I don’t want to PO either of those two groups (especially YOU), Mags. I could move the damned bucket; you film my arrest.
Remove the horse and tape and drive around it?
There is no price on pure spite.
You know I thought the Mahdi's Chicago mafia were clever in an evil, immoral, scheming way. But they are revealing themselves to be dimwit douches in their total misunderstanding of how rank and file Americans will see such actions. As posted elsewhere the USMC Memorial rarely sees the Park Police or Park rangers unless there is a public event scheduled. The Arlington Police sweep the area at night occasionally to let the queers know that they can't openly sodomize themselves before the Iwo Jima statue.
Barrakacades are new and ordered before the shutdown...guess who was planning on making this happen?
(We already stored enough for Inaugurations and huge events!)
So this is in Virginia? How interesting.
I'll bet my bike would- although I might need some weight on the rear seat.
More proof it isn’t really about the money.
Nah, that's a plastic Jersey barrier in the photo, not a front end loader bucket.
Plastic Jersey barriers can be filled with water to make them heavier, but they can also be drained, allowing easy removal...
Government by temper tantrum!