A bus tour of veterans today pushed barricades clear so that the Iwo Jima Memorial was once again open to the public.


Genesis cover

On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

 
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"Not simply about one mission, [Genesis] is also the history of America's quest for the moon... Zimmerman has done a masterful job of tying disparate events together into a solid account of one of America's greatest human triumphs." --San Antonio Express-News

A bus tour of veterans today pushed barricades clear so that the Iwo Jima Memorial was once again open to the public.

More events like this have to happen, and they have to be done by everyone, not just the veterans.

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3 comments

  • Ed Clark

    As I said over at Instapundit:
    Sorry. I am a Vet and know a lot of others Vets. Far too many of them have bought into laying the blame on the House for these closures. And those who don’t just want to look “reasonable” by “seeing both sides”. Obama’s tricks are working. Even though veterans are upset this does not translate to anger at Obama. We’ll be seeing a lot of network interviews with veterans who blame Republicans.
    Also the vets visiting the memorials often don’t want to “politicize” their respect for their fellow comrades. But Obama is more than willing to politicize it so he will win. Unfortunately.
    Obama doesn’t care how he looks to his “enemies” (Republicans) His worshipers will cover for him. A lot of veterans don’t like to appear partisan.

  • Richard

    Have they shut down the Martyn Luther Kind Memorial in DC. One would think that they would want to especially protect it from Tea Party people. Numerous strands of barbed wire and 24/7 security is obviously needed.

  • R. Cotour

    The people must suffer, so they come around and do as they are told. For the good of the collective!

    “On Thursday, the Pisgah Inn, which holds a concession on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, North Carolina, announced that it would defy the National Park Service’s order to close up, and would open doors for business on Friday. On Friday morning, NPS rangers showed up, lights swirling, to close down the business and turn away its customers, supposedly thanks to the government shutdown.”

    Petty little people with their hands on the levers of power. Sickening.

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