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WW2 Veterans Threatened With Arrest Over Memorial Visit

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Chris Delcamp
WNWO [1]
October 2, 2013

Many elderly veterans, some in wheelchairs, broke through the barriers set up around the memorial, as police, park service employees, and tourists looked on.

“The Germans and the Japanese couldn’t contain us. They weren’t going to let barriers contain them today. They wanted to see their memorial,” says Armstrong.

He says they are considering going ahead with the trip even if the government is still on shutdown, but when he called the parks service, he was told they would face arrest.

Armstrong says, “I said, are you kidding me? You’re going to arrest a 90/91-year-old veteran from seeing his memorial? If it wasn’t for them it wouldn’t be there. She said, ‘That’s correct sir.’”

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[2] Memorial Day: Among post-9/11 veterans, deepening antiwar sentiment: http://www.prisonplanet.com/memorial-day-among-post-911-veterans-deepening-antiwar-sentiment.html

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[6] Shutdown overreach: More guards at WWII memorial than Benghazi; Park Service closes park it doesn’t run: http://www.prisonplanet.com/shutdown-overreach-more-guards-at-wwii-memorial-than-benghazi-park-service-closes-park-it-doesnt-run.html

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