Honor Flight, that is. WWII vets come to DC to visit the WWII memorial, an open-air park that is generally open 24 hours/day, 365 days/year.
Because of the government shutdown, the Obama administration deemed it appropriate to spend money to “close” the park, by putting barricades, manned by Park Service personnel, around the park. (Keeping aged veterans out of open space must be an “essential service” of government.)
These veterans stormed more formidable barriers than metal temporary fencing and yellow police tape. Who in the administration thought that the veterans would retreat?