Great: Obama’s Parks Service Plans to Arrest 90-Year-Old WWII Vets for Daring to Visit Open-Air Memorial

Posted by on Oct 02, 2013 at 8:37 am

This should be an awesome photo op. Go show them, Obama! Better yet, send out some of your union stormtroopers to throw a beating on the old guys. Heck, they only helped save the nation, but it’s Obama Nation now!

A letter from Rep. Marcy Kaptur’s (D-OH 9) office reads,”…only services deemed essential for the safety of human life and protection of property will be continued.”

Yet, for a group of World War II veterans visiting the national memorial in Washington D.C., an all expense paid trip which is called an “Honor Flight,” the shutdown was not stopping them from seeing the tribute that was inspired by them.

“It just goes to show you why we won World War II,” says Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio President Lee Armstrong.

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.

Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio has a trip scheduled to depart from Toledo next Wednesday, October 9.

“We will make the call this Friday to determine if the flight is still a go, or if we will have to re-schedule,” Armstrong explains.

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. “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.'”

When Armstrong asked for her name, he says she did not give it to him and then promptly hung up the phone.

Great public relations, folks.

14 Responses to “Great: Obama’s Parks Service Plans to Arrest 90-Year-Old WWII Vets for Daring to Visit Open-Air Memorial”

  1. jb on 2/02/13 at 10:03 am

    A Tianneman Square-like photo op would kill off the Dems forever. Repubs w/ WWII Vets and all others at ALL memeorials should be “freedom walking” it.

  2. Rich K on 2/02/13 at 10:12 am

    Good job D party, this will look SO AWESOME in November 2014 when all those “always vote” vets and their families have to decide who to choose to run this show in DC. Idiots!

  3. jakee308 on 2/02/13 at 10:15 am

    They say Republicans/Conservatives are against Obama because of brown color of his skin.

    I say we’re against Obama because of the color of his politics.


  4. General Jack Ripper on 2/02/13 at 10:17 am

    The WWII vets were and still are, truly the Greatest generation EVAH!

    My hats off to you gentlemen! And thank you again for your Valiant, service!

  5. J. Locke on 2/02/13 at 10:24 am

    I’m looking forward to the optics of police in riot helmets and shields squaring off against the wheelchair bound Greatest Generation. This should be the best episode of Shutdown Theater yet.

  6. Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale on 2/02/13 at 10:27 am

    We need to make sure there are pictures of this and that it gets out there.
    The obama media will not cover this and will try to bury it.

  7. Semper Why on 2/02/13 at 11:37 am

    How is it that the minority of the House, the Democrats, are keeping the legislation to fix this from going forward?

  8. BrendaK on 2/02/13 at 11:51 am

    Semper Why – it isn’t anyone in the house that is presenting a problem — R’s have the majority in the house. It’s the Senate, Harry Reid and his D’s, that are being obdurate.

  9. Nick Shaw on 2/02/13 at 12:27 pm

    @Attila – Damn straight! The more that man talks, the more I want to shove my work sock in his mouth!
    What the hell is wrong with him?

  10. John Morris on 2/02/13 at 4:26 pm

    This just proves the adage, “If you take a hostage you must be prepared to shoot the hostage.” Obama took the WWII Memorial and a bunch of vets hostage and now has the no-win choice of shooting a hostage and having the whole country baying for his scalp or looking like an idiot.

    See guys? This guy is a putz, Putin rolled him just like this and we can too. We have been afraid… of this guy?