WASHINGTON — A group of World War Two veterans, flown in as a part of Honor Flight, reached the World War Two Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Much to their dismay and disgust, the outdoor memorial just right next to the reflecting pool and Lincoln Memorial, was closed off by makeshift barriers. The veterans, many of whom are in their 80s and 90s and were in wheelchairs, went to visit the memorial.
Fox News reported that several congressmen and accompanying escorts removed the barriers to gain access to the World War Two Memorial and the posted policemen did not cause a ruckus.
Honor Flight is an organization that is flying World War Two veterans from across the nation to visit the World War Two Memorial in Washington, D.C. and honor their service. This group that made the news are from veterans who live in Mississippi and Iowa.
Outdoor memorials were closed to the general public because of a partial government shutdown, with guards and barriers put up to prevent tourists (and veterans) from walking around the memorials in the nation’s capital. Some were upset at this, considering that little manpower is needed for outdoor memorials and accused the Obama administration of playing politics with American memorials for the sake of political theater.
The played-up “government shutdown” is merely shutting down parts of government. Up to 59% of government workers went to work yesterday and some for a half-day until they were furloughed. But the liberal media-driven narrative fell far short of reflecting reality.