October 2, 2013
In order to enforce the government shutdown, the National Park Service has fenced off the World War II Memorial and other public monuments in the nation’s capital—and threatened those who entered with arrest.
This meant that for the second day in a row, veterans were denied access to the memorial. So they took this bureaucratic absurdity into their own hands and knocked down the blockades.
(The Park Service has now reversed course and says that veterans can enter the world War II Memorial—but not other monuments.)
The Heritage Foundation’s Crystal Goodremote has rounded up reports about this absurdity.
Do you think the men who risked their lives for our nation should be denied access to their memorials?