SCROLL DOWN FOR OTHER NEWS. Belinda Bee at 2 Million Bikers Ride to DC is busy posting photos and info of today’s ride (Saturday, October 5, 2013) to escort Veterans of World War II into barricaded Memorials. NOTE: Belinda says Facebook “has locked down some of our state group rooms” making it impossible for updates on those pages, but so far the 2 Million Bikers to DC page is open. All of the updates below are from that page.
Meet Manny Vega, at the Memorial today, moving barricades.
I’ll be adding photos and info as the day goes on. This post will stay on top today and throughout the day I’ll also add comments between photos, in no particular order. Please scroll down for current news posts.
Riders sang Happy Birthday to Veteran “Bob.” [As far as I know, “Bob” is not one of those pictured below]
Folks…PLEASE NOTE: There are NO pics of those officers assisting [in removing barricades] ~ we would never jeopardize them just like we would never jeopardize our folks on the scene.
Message from Belinda Bee about 10 am CDT (She has been speaking with police for several days. Said police have her personal phone number written on their hand in case anyone gets arrested):
Police have closed the front of the Memorial **however, they opened the back of the Memorial to allow only the WWII Veterans to Enter.
That is all we wanted – for them to be allowed into “their” Memorial. We thank them.
NOTE: They did not arrest our folks (so far).
REMINDER: Private Citizens donated the majority of funding for the World War II Memorial. It was NOT government funded. Of the $197 Million cost, the U.S. government, using taxpayer funds, contributed $16 Million.
REMINDER: Bill Clinton did NOT deny access to Memorials in the 1995 shutdown. Visitors centers were closed but the Memorials were open – after all, these Memorials are “open air.”