Judicial Watch Demands Answers in WWII Memorial Shutdown Scandal
Obama’s values are not American values.
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Evidently, we can now add “World War II veterans” to the list of the Obama administration’s political enemies.
Last Wednesday, the National Park Service blocked access to the national memorials and attempted to arrest World War II veterans who were in town visiting their memorial for the first and likely last time as part of a program called “Honor Flight.”
Park Service officers say the Obama administration ordered the barricades, citing the government shut down (see story and JW photo here). But there is no legal justification for closing the memorials, which is open to the public 24 hours a day, much less arresting war heroes. The memorial was paid for with private donations, and the government is actually spending more money to keep it closed than to allow it to be open!
And it’s not just memorials in DC: “Visitors have not been able to pay their respects to the 9,387 military dead at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial at Omaha Beach since the U.S. government shut it down on Monday,” the Associated Press reported.