Monuments and Memorials Remained Open During Previous Shutdowns

Photo Credit: Daily Caller

Photo Credit: Daily Caller

Although President Obama claims that he can’t avoid shutting down public sites and monuments, war memorials were in fact kept open during the 1995/1996 government shutdowns. The administration’s decision to barricade the Lincoln Memorial marks the first time in its history the memorial has been totally off limits to visitors during a shutdown.

The administration has also balked at efforts by non-governmental groups to maintain access to public sites.

But during the Clinton-era shutdown, World War II veterans kept the Pearl Harbor memorial open.

“Despite the federal government shutdown and an unrepaired sign that reads ‘Arizona Memorial closed,’ tourists are still getting expert commentary about the World War II memorial at Pearl Harbor,” wrote the Associated Press on January 1, 1996.

“It’s our way of helping to preserve the history of this place,” Bob Kinzler, president of the Aloha Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors, told the AP.

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  • skikruse

    If you trust Obama or if you voted for him, you’re just not smart enough to survive on your own.

    • Jim Read

      I disagree, there are many intelligent people who didn’t take the time to research Obama or who have a misguided opinion of our great nation who blindly voted for him. What many on the right do not understand, when someone is told a lie long enough they begin believing it as truth. The Democrats have been telling the American people “We will take care of you” ever since they instituted welfare. The ACA is just part of that lie, this shutdown is proof positive Obama and the Democrats DON’T CARE ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION OR THE CITIZENS OF THIS GREAT COUNTRY!

  • Stealth

    Obumma is an AMERICAN HATING Muslim-period. You morons who voted for him? I’ll be LAUGHING at you as your eventually marched off to a camp….

  • Venture Guy

    The brown shirts need to keep the public in line….with no check on their authority. The Main Stream Propaganda must be mold your thoughts

  • mrbp

    The terrorist in the white house, and the little nazi reid with his side kick shoomer from new york are to blame for everything wrong with the country. Nobody loses their pay, they will get back pay when obumble and reid decide they are the ones that are going to be blamed for this stupidity. With the likes of mccain the traitor and boehner the brain dead in congress, we “Tea Party” folks are screwed. The congress of the USA has violated their oath of office of upholding the constitution. They should all be tried, convicted, and shipped to somalia for ever.

  • MrChicken

    Yes, the weasel in the White House wants this shutdown to hurt as much as possible so the Republicans will look bad. With every previous administration, when there was a president of one party, and a Senate/House of another party, they compromised. Odumbo and Reid won’t even look at the THREE compromises the House has sent them, sit down and talk to them. So who is causing the shutdown? We all know.

  • gene613

    The WW II monument is NOT federally funded.Its building and maintenance have come wholly from private funds.The dictator has no authority to close a public street.

  • hookemowls

    What a small, despicable POS. I wish all of the armed forces would rally together and arrest those treasonous politicians…..all of them.

    • Jim Read

      All 537

  • Joe1938

    Re “Monuments and Memorials Remained Open During Previous Shutdowns”; That was when the socialist-communist-marxist-islamofascist did not have control in DC. These cretins are trying to demoralize and destroy our military. Hopefully, Americans have not been so dumbed down that they do not realize this.

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  • Jim Read

    Obama has never really suffered as a black but he has heard from blacks who have and he is trying to make whites suffer but the dummy doesn’t know how. He is not only making whites suffer by not allowing White House tours and closing Washington’s Monuments and Memorials but also blacks who really care about our history. Obama is a total moron.