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Gov’t shutdown spreads to beaches of Normandy
« on: October 03, 2013, 10:14:42 AM »
Gov’t shutdown spreads to beaches of Normandy
By Associated Press

http://nypost.com/2013/10/02/govt-shutdown-spreads-to-beaches-of-normandy/

October 2, 2013 | 9:02am

The D-Day invasion is remembered at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial which has been closed because of the government shutdown.


PARIS — Tourists travelling to Omaha Beach to pay their respects to the 9,387 military dead at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial will find it closed, a victim of the U.S. government’s partial shutdown.

The site overlooking the D-Day invasion beaches is one of 24 U.S. military cemeteries overseas that have closed to visitors since Monday. Ten more cemeteries in in France, as well as others in various European countries as well as Mexico, Panama, Tunisia and the Philippines, will remain closed for the duration of the shutdown.

The cemeteries are maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission, set up after the First World War. Nearly 125,000 U.S. servicemen and women are buried at its cemeteries, and an additional 94,000 are commemorated on tablets of the missing.

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Re: Gov’t shutdown spreads to beaches of Normandy
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2013, 10:21:21 AM »
There is a method in the madness of the Obama administration to shut down these memorials.

They hate WWII veterans.  They hate America, and the victories we had in WWII.

And they are trying to inflict punishment on people who remember the greatness of America with this phony shutdown show.
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Re: Gov’t shutdown spreads to beaches of Normandy
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2013, 10:28:01 AM »
It is just added pressure. Most (not all) on the right respect and admire the sacrifices these men made. It's a twisting point, just like shutting down the national parks, who's visitors are about 90% to the right of center.
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Re: Gov’t shutdown spreads to beaches of Normandy
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2013, 01:55:24 PM »
Any word on whether the MLKJr. memorial is as closed up as the WWII memorial or the military cemeteries?
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