Shut-Down Theater: NPS Reinforces WWII Memorial Barrycades

On Tuesday, the usually unguarded World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. was “barrycaded” with seven National Parks Service employees standing guard.  But since then, WWII veterans have easily breached the barriers with assistance from members of Congress. 

The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack reports today that the barriers have been reinforced.

 This morning, I walked by the memorial and noticed that wires had been used to tie the fences together:

The fences/barricades were not wired shut when I was here on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/mMV6TsqGt7

— John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) October 4, 2013

The the less visited WWI Memorial is still “protected” by a single barrycade.

Two House committees are already looking into the Obama administration’s decision to  unnecessarily shut down memorials and monuments.

*Correction: Earlier post showed the wrong tweet.


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