Gates were put up around the open air memorial, which the National Park Service stated was open 24 hours on their website (before the Obama/Reid Shutdown began. Yesterday, it was reported that the Barry-Cades were wired shut around the WWII Memorial, as well as the Vietnam Memorial.
Two Congressmen from Arkansas spoke to press about the shutdown.'
And members of the 2Million Bikers, who rallied to ride to DC on 9/11, came by before the Arkansas WWII vets arrived.
Park Service officials who were there mentioned to onlookers that the park was closed, but that it was open for First Amendment purposes.
More photos of the vets visiting the memorial they built.
Today was the birthday of the man in the wheelchair below. The crowd sang "Happy Birthday" to him.
A group photo of the Arkansas Honor Flight.
It was an honor to be with these heroes and welcome them to their memorial.