UPDATE: WWII Vet – Removing Iwo Jima Memorial Barricades “Blew My Mind … It Was Great”

As Daniel Halper has reported, the Iwo Jima Memorial joins the list of monuments needlessly barricaded by the Obama administration, but that did not stop a group of veterans from removing the barricades to visit today.

(Related: Battle of the Barrycades – Vets storm Vietnam Memorial, U.S Park Police called in)

We have located the group of 64 Honor Flight Vets, and they are from Syracuse, NY.  Their trip was paid for, in part, by money raised by Syracuse University students.

(Syracuse Honor Flight Veterans pose for photo at Iwo Jima Monument, Oct. 5, 2013, after moving barricades)

(Syracuse Honor Flight Veterans pose for photo at Iwo Jima Monument, Oct. 5, 2013, after moving barricades)

Here is a video of the group arriving at Reagan National this morning:

And at the Iwo Jima Memorial today Iwo Jima Memorial today:

Legal Insurrection is sending a videographer to meet the vets at the airport, so check back later

 
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