Veterans Storm War Memorials in DC

Media Credit: Teresa Martin

Thousands of people converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall on Sunday morning and tore down the barricades blocking it off, protesting the closure of the memorial during the federal government shutdown.

Beginning at about 9:30 a.m., Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, as well as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, were among the luminaries in a crowd that chanted “Tear down these walls!” and sang “God Bless America” as well as other patriotic songs as they entered the memorial, which has been closed since the government shutdown that began Oct. 1.

Via – WTOP

“Million” vets are in DC to demand their monuments be opened

UPDATED: Thousands of protesters have arrived at the World War II memorial this morning to protest the closure of the memorials during the government shut down.

The protestors have removed the barriers and have entered the monument.

Senators Mike Lee – Utah and Ted Cruz – Texas as well as Sarah Palin were among the crowd that chanted “Tear down these walls” and sang patriotic songs according to local news coverage from WTOP, as the barriers were removed.

About 15 tracker trailer trucks from the Ride for the Constitution protest, which took place two days ago, but mostly turned out to be a non-event have arrived at the memorial protest to lend their support to the veterans.
Read more: Washington Times

It belongs to the people!’ Sarah Palin and Sens. Cruz, Lee address Million Vets March

H/T Twitchy

At the Million Vet March in DC people have torn down the barricades at the Lincoln Memorial and are carrying them to the White House to Barricade the White House. One man carrying a barricade said,”We are taking these things where they belong.”

Via RPVNetwork

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6 Comments

  1. Good job for putting this out. It is disgusting what Obama and WH did to the war memorials. They had no business doing what they did. Obama and company should be ashamed of themselves for playing this dirty game with Vets and maligning their lives.

  2. And there is the Whining Wannabe from Wasilla — grandstanding in the spotlight of faux patriotism.

    Although disappointing, it is hardly shocking that tea party political wannabes and their brown-nosing Republican members of Congress did not expect the GOP-imposed government shutdown to negatively impact federally-maintained national parks and monuments.

    Conservative politicos — shunning empirical evidence, deductive reasoning, analytical thinking, etc. — tend to struggle to comprehend simple causal relationships.

    • Thank you for your insightful comment about tolerant political discourse. I guess the first amendment should be limited to those who think exactly as yourself. All others are ignorant. I get it.

      Blocking an open monument off a sidewalk is about spite. It appears it took more people to close these monuments than it would have to keep them open. I thought there was a government shutdown.

      I seem to remember democrats doing photops at school lunch rooms when those hateful republicans where going to reduce the rate of growth to the school lunch program. Additionally, democrats fear-mongered the sequestration cuts and letters went out to make the cuts as troublesome as possible. Now months later, they tout a reducing deficit. Comical, wouldn’t you say?

    • Thank
      you for your insightful comment about tolerant political discourse. I
      guess the first amendment should be limited to those who think exactly
      as yourself. All others are ignorant. I get it.

      Blocking an open monument off a sidewalk is about spite. It appears it took
      more people to close these monuments than it would have to keep them
      open. I thought there was a government shutdown.

      I seem to remember a Democrat photo-ops as they hovered over children at school lunch rooms when those hateful Republicans where going to reduce the rate of growth to the school lunch program. Sound Familar?

      Additionally, Democrats fear-mongered the sequestration cuts and letters went out to make the cuts as troublesome as possible. Now months later, they tout a reducing deficit largely do due to sequestration.

      So blasting the GOP for going to the monuments that where shutdown for no fiscal reason is Comical, wouldn’t you say?

    • What wannabes are you talking about? What could be more patriotic than Veterans themselves and what could be more un-patriotic than the slobbering-over-Obama media making a fool of themselves in criticizing Vets. Clearly you don’t think Obama is in charge because if he were he would have to take the blame for the shutdown, denying fallen soldiers their death benefits and the lockdown for the memorials. If Obama’s presidency is redundant, well then the blame can go elsewhere.

      • The holier-than-thou theatrics of Palin, Cruz, and Lee Standard is completely consistent with the self-righteous behavior of the tea party fanatics — grandstanding in the spotlight of faux patriotism.

        Even the organizers of the event were disgusted by the manner in which the tea party commandeered the rally and turned it into an anti-Obama hate fest, complete with racist diatribes and religious bigotry.

        And true to form, the right wing blogosphere is feebly attempting to portray these clowns as poor, maligned victims of the big, bad government.