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Iwo Jima Memorial Closed, Barricades Erected
The Weekly Standard ^ | October 5, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 113th; barrycades; benghazi; bho44; districtofcolumbia; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; iwojima; shutdown; usmc; virginia; wwiimemorial
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1 posted on 10/05/2013 11:49:25 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

” People can still walk into the Memorial area, but for many elderly and disabled vets...”

Clearly Obama hates the elderly and disabled.


2 posted on 10/05/2013 11:51:30 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: MagUSNRET; Clint N. Suhks; advertising guy

Not just barry-cades, but a 500-lb front-end-loader bucket was dropped in the middle of the road. A-holes!


3 posted on 10/05/2013 11:52:24 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: vladimir998; Liz; AT7Saluki

4 posted on 10/05/2013 11:52:57 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Arrrrrrg!!!!


5 posted on 10/05/2013 11:53:26 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: don-o

...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.


6 posted on 10/05/2013 11:53:44 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: don-o
These people are nothing more than juvenile delinquents. What's next, graffiti?

What a disgusting lot these demoncrats are...

7 posted on 10/05/2013 11:53:45 AM PDT by Errant
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To: vladimir998

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.


8 posted on 10/05/2013 11:54:01 AM PDT by gswilder
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To: carriage_hill
10 people should be able to move a 500 lb bucket pretty easily.

/johnny

9 posted on 10/05/2013 11:54:46 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: don-o

I can’t imagine all the good Marines, I have met and served with as a Squid, allowing this bs to continue.


10 posted on 10/05/2013 11:55:02 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Boycott Reno & Las Vegas until those in control there, remove Reid from the senate!)
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To: Doogle

And you know that exactly how....????

Hmmmm

j/k -


11 posted on 10/05/2013 11:55:38 AM PDT by don-o (Hit the FReepathon hard and fast! Nail this one for the Jimmer. Do it now!)
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To: don-o

This administration and the flacks they have appointed are so petty.


12 posted on 10/05/2013 11:57:36 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: carriage_hill

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?


13 posted on 10/05/2013 11:57:41 AM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: JRandomFreeper

“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.


14 posted on 10/05/2013 11:58:02 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Boycott Reno & Las Vegas until those in control there, remove Reid from the senate!)
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To: carriage_hill

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.


15 posted on 10/05/2013 11:58:23 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: don-o

Another example of the Kenyan dictator’s “fundamentally transformed” Amerika! Sieg Heil comrade!


16 posted on 10/05/2013 11:58:29 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: MagUSNRET

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 ;-)”


17 posted on 10/05/2013 12:00:02 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Boycott Reno & Las Vegas until those in control there, remove Reid from the senate!)
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To: don-o

It would be interesting to see a couple million veterans close down Washington District of Criminals down.


18 posted on 10/05/2013 12:00:42 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Grampa Dave

No problem, shipmate :-) Thank you for your service!


19 posted on 10/05/2013 12:01:17 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: McGavin999
You're too kind. They're Chicken Sh!t - plain and simple.
20 posted on 10/05/2013 12:01:47 PM PDT by Errant
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