Amazing! World War II Veterans Storm Their Own Barricaded Memorial

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:

Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post

The Washington Post reports:

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.


© Robert Capa/Magnum Photos.

A few more barricades today, erected by the government of the country they fought to defend, couldn’t stop them.

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