The barricades blocking the WWII Memorial were easily moved away earlier this week to allow an Honor Flight of World War II veterans access to the open-air memorial on the Mall. However, Barack Obama’s Office of Management and Budget has turned the screw and ordered National Park Service (NPS) employees to shore up the barricades and tie them together to prevent any more Honor Flight veterans from visiting the site.
The Honor Flight Network has scheduled tours for WWII Veterans to the Memorial throughout October. See the Honor Flight Network schedule at: http://www.honorflight.org/tou.
Most of the Honor Flight veterans are in their 80’s, and have been anxiously awaiting their opportunity to see the memorial dedicated to them and their fallen comrades. A lot of time, money, and preparation has gone into flying them to DC and touring the WWII Memorial.
For Obama’s administration to spend money and manpower to wire together barricades to keep these WWII veterans from seeing their memorial is a nothing short of a cruel, petty act of a “shameless, desperate bully.”
Matt Walsh’s “An open letter to President Obama” echoes my sentiments exactly:
Closing down parks, monuments and memorials just to score political points is hardly your most insidious deed, but it’s certainly one of your pettiest. That’s why it stands, ironically, as a monument of its own. If we ever build a statue of you, Mr. President, you won’t be triumphantly holding a flaming torch like Lady Liberty, or standing authoritatively with a look of determination, like the MLK memorial. No, it will be a statue of you pulling the wings off of a fly, or spitting in someone’s orange juice. It will show you in your essence, as monuments are meant to do. It will show you as a petulant, skulking, juvenile bully. It will you show you as you are.