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    Seven Pictures from the WWII Memorial Shutdown

    They don't call these men the "Greatest Generation" for nothing. They fought back the Nazis in Germany and defended their nation against the Kamikaze pilots of Japan. They weren't about to let a few barricades at their WWII Memorial stop them from paying tribute to their fellow servicemen who gave their lives for their nation. 

    David Hernandez
    Image credit - Oliver Knox and Yahoo News 
    Featured in this image is David Hernandez, age 90 and an Army veteran. He credits his longevity with "good whiskey and bad women."


    Image credit - Charlie Spiering
    The WWII memorial where park officials are setting up more gates and tape to block visitors upon orders of the White House.


    Image credit - Charlie Spiering
    "This protestor at WWII memorial is my new hero! What a great sign…" I couldn't have said it better myself.

    Image credit - Allison Prang
    Despite the shutdown signs and barriers surrounding the WWII Memorial, a Mississippi honor flight is providing access to its veterans.


    Image credit - Yahoo News
    Park Police spokeswoman Carol Johnson got assaulted by the press, but one of her toughest comments came from a Congressman. "“This is so stupid it’s not funny,” Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Mich. said at one point.

    Image credit - WBIR
    Park police were ordered to keep people out of the WWII Memorial, a move by the White House that is not only disrespectful, but ridiculous as well.


    Image credit - WBIR
    US Rep. Michelle Bachmann(L),R-MN, greets a US military war veteran as he arrives to visit the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Despite getting blamed for the shutdown, it was the Obama White House, not Republicans who made the extra effort to blockade the WWII Memorial on the National Mall.

    Here is also a video highlighting some of the events of the day:

    2 comments
    Kathleen Oshea's picture
    KATHLEEN OSHEA
    10/02/2013

    OBAMA NEVER MISSES AN OPPORTUNITY TO ABUSE OUR MILITARY. I TAKE ISSUE WITH ONE CALLING HIMSELF THE HEAD OF A NATION AND THEN ATTACKING THAT SAME NATIONS SOLDIERS. RULES OF ENGAGEMENT ARE SUICIDAL, SECURITY NONEXISTENT (BENGHAZI), RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS DENIED WHEN NEEDED MOST (WOUNDED, HOSPITALIZED IN MIDDLE EAST), VETERANS IN CRISIS WAITING YEARS FOR CLAIMS TO BE PROCESSED (THEN WATCHING THOSE RESPONSIBLE RECEIVING MILLIONS IN BONUS MONEY), AND NOW HE CAN ATTACK THOSE HE APOLOGIZED FOR SAVING THE WORLD FROM COMMUNISM - I'M SURE THIS PLEASES HIM. MY FATHER HAS PASSED, HE HAD A PURPLE HEART, HE LEFT HIS BLOOD IN GERMANY AS A TEENAGER, A SERGEANT, A PROUD AMERICAN, THE ILK OF THOSE PRESIDENT MENDACITY HAS TRIED TO LOCK OUT OF THEIR MEMORIAL. YOU SEE WHO WON THAT BATTLE. OBAMA, YOU DO NOT HAVE THE STUFF TO WIN AGAINST THESE HEROES. YOU LOOK LIKE A CHILDISH FOOL FOR TRYING. YOU WILL NOT RUIN THIS COUNTRY. WE HAVE JESUS ON OUR SIDE - AND OUR BRAVE AND SELFLESS MILITARY. ATTEMPT TO PRETEND YOU LIKE AMERICA UNTIL YOUR TIME IN OFFICE IS OVER.

    Jim Wilcox
    10/02/2013

    How did the O administration find the funds to put up more barricades? Wouldn't have been cheaper to keep it open?

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