When the people try to limit government, government likes to take away certain things. Like parks and memorial sites. Today, the Obama Administration tried to shut down the open-air World War II Memorial on the National Mall. They even put up barricades.
They didn’t count on these guys going through them:
The graying and stooped men, wearing blue baseball caps, red T-shirts and garlands of red, white and blue flowers, surged forward . . .
A shout went up. The barricades had been moved — it was unclear by whom.
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) said he believed the Park Service opened the gates. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) said the congressmen did it. Rep. Steven M. Palazzo (R-Miss.) said the barricades just seemed to part.
“I’m not going to enforce the ‘no stopping or standing’ sign for a group of 90 World War II veterans,” said a U.S. Park Police officer, who declined to give his name. “I’m a veteran myself.”
These men had gone over barricades before, and lost many comrades along the way.
A few more barricades today, erected by the government of the country they fought to defend, couldn’t stop them.