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Veterans Conquer Barricades at Closed War Memorial
Posted By Tamara Lytle On October 1, 2013 @ 3:50 pm In Washington Watch | Comments Disabled
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A group of World War II veterans from Mississippi had chartered an $80,000 flight to Washington, D.C., to visit the National World War II Memorial. They arrived Oct. 1 to find to find the monument blocked off, a casualty of the government shutdown caused by the standoff between Washington politicians.
That didn’t stop the visitors from completing their mission to honor their fallen comrades, the Washington Post reported .
It’s not clear who moved the barrier for the veterans and three congressmen who were with them. But according to the Post, here’s what a U.S. Park Police officer had to say: “I’m not going to enforce the No Stopping or Standing sign for a group of 90 World War II veterans. I’m a veteran myself.”
Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) told the Post: “It’s the best civil disobedience we’ve seen in Washington for a long time.”
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