This afternoon I saw a news item that mentioned some Honor Flight veterans had a confrontation with the police.
XBrad- As Ace notes, this is Shutdown Theater. It took time and money to put up barricades that are normally not there, in an area normally patrolled by the Capitol Police, who… are still there.
I’m also seeing tweets that Capitol Police have ushered out the last of the Honor Flight vets.
Craig here: I uploaded the pictures while on the ride home. Thanks, to our gracious blog host, for triggering up the post to make it timely. But one fine point of detail in the story here. The memorial is within the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, specifically the park police. The World War II memorial is part of our nation’s fabulous National Park system. The men and women in the National Park Service are among the finest professionals you will find on the civilian side of the government. They do more with less all the time. In this case, they are following orders. Bad orders, if you ask me, but they are obligated to follow. If you are pissed at this, then sound off. And sound off loud! But not at the NPS. Focus on those who cut the orders in the first place.