'Greatest generation' veterans sweep past barricades at memorial in their honor

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What was meant to be a final gathering of heroes Tuesday instead became a final victory for dozens of World War II combat vets who refused to let the government's budget battle block a visit to their memorial in the nation's capital.

With bagpipers playing "Amazing Grace," nearly 200 veterans from Mississippi and Iowa swept past barricades and security guards at the World War II Memorial in Washington in order to keep a commitment to visit the site, which was closed today due to the partial government shutdown. The veterans, in their 80s and 90s, were accompanied by Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., a former Marine who earlier vowed not to let the National Park Police keep them from a planned visit to the open-air monument. 

"For some reason, I just feel like royalty," Jim Ferencak, a Navy and Air Force veteran told GulfLive.com at the event.

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These men of the 1930s and 40s were of the greatest generation; certainly they had ideals and ideas as to what constitutes an American.  I'm 75 years old in a few days and it was my Dad who went to Europe to fight the Hun.  America was solid in agreement that the evil the Axis Powers represented were a threat to world peace and stability.  I remember the report that a certain British Prime Minister, Chamberlain returned to England from Germany with a document in his hand stating that Herr Hitler had signed a paper saying that he would not attack England. This occurred only days before Hitler invaded Poland.  Some idiot in the present tyrannical American government just stated a similar sentiment that the current leadership of Iran is not interested in nuclear weapons capability and that this same dictator has no intention of harming Israel.  How naive can one be!  We have heard this story many times before and in each case the proclamation was a bald faced lie.

Getting back to the finest generation, General Eisenhower and Churchill concocted the most audacious plan to rescue Europe with what became known as the D-Day invasion; an assemblage of the largest Allied Armada to ever assemble.  And they invaded Europe not knowing the outcome.  They had no solid hope of winning but they did it knowing that if they had reneged, the freedoms as espoused and protected by the western world would go up in a vapor.  They simply had to take the risks and all that went with it. Liberty was at stake!  And now we are faced with the same evil as represented by the evil illegal Moslem alien festering in our White House.  He and his cohorts are a threat to the last bastion of Liberty on the face of the planet.  Obamacare is more than a medical scheme but is more a plan to enslave the American citizenry in their own homes.  We have no choice but to follow the dictates of the evil Obama and his cadre of fools lest the Internal Revenue Service be unleashed to take our property and our freedoms.  We are living in tyranny!  Will there ever once again be a brave soul to step up and lead us back to the Republic which has protected and espoused individual liberty?  That is the paramount question before us.

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Followed the link in your post and, even after several attempts, it kept coming up saying "THIS SITE MAY BE FOR SALE". I suspect they, like many others, got tired of beating their heads against a brick wall and just decided to give it up. Or maybe OLD AGE finally got the people who ran it. I have never visited the site but have heard of it. I must learn to follow through on things that interest me.

Thank you.   way to many sites to remember.

Neal your several years older than I however I do know about what your talking---MY DAD was D+6hours all the way to the Bulge when his Light tank in fact the majority of his PLATOON was almost wiped out--18 out of 23 Stuarts on Skyline Dr.--town called Fishbach--116th Panzers RECON units got them-WHILE Im at it I will say this--MANY GERMAN UNITS fought with the OLD CODE--HONOR--the 116th was one of them IF it had NOT been for that OLD SCHOOL HONOR CODE I would NOT be here they saved MY DADS life and many others from that line of tanks.

I as you can't believe that BARRY the ARAB --damm I answered my own question---BARRY is a MUSLIME and the IDIOTS in IRAN and other places in the M.E. are MUSLIMES---that's why he is doing a NEVILLE --there is another player here to--ISRAEL--and from the IDF and MOSSAD that I know when they say "NEVER AGAIN" you had best trust and BELIEVE that 1000%---they are a WILD CAED and will NOT allow IRAN to get a Bomb.

I had the HONOR to meet IKE--still have the BUTTON he gave me when he ran for PRESIDENT---THATS what we need now an IKE--I would accept but would NEVER GET in there--WOULD have the country FIXED in a WEEK and SCREW these trash that would see OUR COUNTRY DESTROYED.

I and many COMBAT VETS and ACTIVE DUTY not to mention REAL AMERICANS are on STAND BY---WAITING for the WORD to MOVE on DC --ARREST and REMOVE the trash---but AMERICA  like you said is still LOOKING fro a FEW GREAT MEN to STEP IN and RUN OUR GOVT---pending HONEST ELECTIONS !

STAY safe and Semper FI!

How can you "close" a memorial that is out in the open in the middle of a park??? How disgustingly mean-spirited. Good for the Heroes!!

Great job. How do the government officials think they can close an open air monument of the people and why would they wish to do such a thing?

Why would they do such a thing?  Fear of reprisals from Obama, for one.  Display of power and control for another.  Sheer stupidity  also has to be factored in.

Berry get's the crotch salute for our VETERANS.

Two years ago, my brother who served in Viet Nam was an Honor Flight volunteer for a group of WWII veterans at the WWII Memorial. He enjoyed his visit so much more with the WWII vets as they chatted and had their pictures taken. Our father served in WWII but did not live long enough to see the completion of this Memorial. I am thoroughly disgusted with Oblama for his attempt to ruin this visit for these veterans who sacrificed so much in service to our country. My husband, also a Viet Nam Veteran would help move these barricades should the donkey's rear in the oval office pull such a hateful act as this. This memorial BELONGS to the people, not Obumla!

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