Obama admin. knew about WWII veterans’ request and rejected it

October 2, 2013

The White House and the Department of the Interior rejected a request from Rep. Steven Palazzo’s office to have World War II veterans visit the World War II memorial in Washington, the Mississippi Republican told The Daily Caller Tuesday.

Palazzo helped the veterans commit an act of civil disobedience against the Park Service Tuesday, when the heroes stormed through barricades around the closed memorial. (Related: WWII vets storm closed memorial as GOP congressman reportedly distracts cops)

The veterans were visiting the memorial as part of Honor Flight, a non-profit that provides veterans free transport to the nation’s capital to visit the memorials to the wars they fought in.

“We got the heads up that they will be barricaded and specifically asked for an exception for these heroes,” Palazzo told TheDC. “We were denied and told, ‘It’s a government shutdown, what do you expect?’ when we contacted the liaison for the White House.”

Palazzo’s office was in touch with the heads of the National Park Service, the Department of the Interior and the Capitol Police. He says all these officials rejected his request to allow the veterans, many of whom are octogenarians and some of whom are in poor health, to attend.

5 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • ChristCrusader says:

    Congress should specifically defund those peoples’ jobs, and pass a law that prohibits the sites from being shut down.

  • anglelou says:

    If people are not convinced by now that Obama is anti-American this should do it. These brave men were young when they stood in line and volunteered to fight. You libotard numnuts need to watch the movie “Memphis Belle” when they, some still in their teens, climbed aboard a bomber on its 25th mission, (after 25 they could be sent home) to bomb Germany knowing they may be shot down. 200,000 thousand of bomber crews in Europe lost their lives. Or the mud, rain, snow they waded through or the jungles they hacked there way through or the horrible prison camps they endured. This horrible jerk in the WH is going to prevent these veterans, now in their 80’s and 90’s from going to the memorial? For this Obama ought to be tarred and feathered and thrown into Gitrmo along with his Muslim friends. These wonderful Veterans fought for the freedoms we now enjoy and the very ones that Obama is trying to take away.

  • SniperToo says:

    I would expect nothing less from the Muslim, usurper, Kenya boy, pathological liar, homo, Muslim Brotherhood member, Dictator. No surprise here. Any memoral to our fallen, past and present, SHOULD NEVER BE BARRED FROM THE PUBLIC, REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE SHAMEFUL GOVERNMENT IS DOING.
    Fruit you Obama and go to Muslim hell.

    Air Force, Vietnam Vet, nurse, white, female and proud of my country.

  • VirgoVince says:

    And these veterans showed ovomit that they care about him as much as he cares about them!! NOT AT ALL!! God Bless them, every one!!
    THIS is OUR country!!!!

  • elton123 says:

    O thinks that R’s will be blamed for the “pain” he thinks he is putting on others?? The sequester did not work for O so now he does these stupid things. What a p.o.s.

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