Barricade Barry attempts to close the Iwo Jima Memorial to veterans

From a blog posting by Daniel Halper at The Weekly Standard:

Another open-air memorial in the Washington area is closed and barricaded off: the Iwo Jima Memorial, just across the bridge from D.C. in Rosslyn, Virginia. A source sends along this picture of the barricade set-up at the memorial, which is also called the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial:

“I took the picture yesterday afternoon. Those barricades had been there at least a day. People can still walk into the Memorial area, but for many elderly and disabled vets, it is important they be driven and park right next to the statue,” the person who took this picture emails. […]

“This picture is from North Marshall Drive (100 yards up the hill from the 110) facing the only road in and out of the Memorial for cars. There are parking spots for cars and buses right next the Memorial that can only be accessed via this road.” […]

The stop is a popular destination for veterans and tourists alike, and, in my observation, is usually completely unmanned and unguarded. But, for some reason, it’s closed to the public during this federal government shutdown.

An Honor Flight of World War II veterans from Syracuse was being taken on a tour of Washington DC, and they paid as much heed to the barricades at the Iwo Jima memorial as an earlier group of veterans had paid to the barricades at the WWII memorial. Here’s a photograph of the group:

These guys stormed the beaches of Normandy, and Barricade Barry thinks he can scare them off with a flimsy portable barrier and some yellow tape?

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One response to “Barricade Barry attempts to close the Iwo Jima Memorial to veterans

  1. Storm the beaches! Of the Potomac!