This weekend’s Million Veteran March in Washington, D.C., brought attention to the closure of the nation’s open-air war memorials and other monuments, but another memorial has been quietly “Barrycaded” as well. WPXI reminds us that the open-air Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pa., has been closed off to the public as well since the shutdown began.
Govt shutdown closes Flight 93 National Memorial, would-be visitors turned away.#flight93 pic.twitter.com/an9qFsaIFn
— Mary Pickels (@MaryPickels) October 1, 2013
Government shutdown keeping us from seeing the Flight 93 memorial in Somerset, PA. #fb pic.twitter.com/tnT1lvMgYu
— Patrick Leaman (@LeamansTerms) October 6, 2013
I make it to the Flight 93 Memorial site in only it gates locked like Chevy Chase at the end of NL's Vacation. pic.twitter.com/LnV1PDjje2
— John (@bigspikehammer) October 14, 2013
Much as one family did at a closed national park, someone left a return message at the gate, although whoever tried to write “Obama Sucks” at the top seems to have run low on ink.
@jimgeraghty this picture was just taken at the Flight 93 Memorial. Someone is not impressed it’s shut down. pic.twitter.com/pjLsOrQRI3
— Jeremy Hiler (@jjhiler) October 10, 2013
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