First, it was the order to close/block memorials - expending mucho dinero to protect memorials and monuments that - generally - are never protected. This is particularly disgusting when it comes to blocking the WWII memorial where flights of WWII vets are making a first and (most likely) last pilgrimage to their place.
Then, there was the order to deny death benefits to the families of the Fallen...
Turns out, the orders to close off the memorials and to deny death benefits to the families of the Fallen came directly from...the budget office of the White House.
The White House.
Who's in charge over there?
Vets have had enough.
So this leads us to this (emphasis is mine):
For any military veteran (or supporter of military veterans) who will (or can) be in Washington, DC this Sunday, October 13th, I encourage you to join in the Million Vet March.
It will take place at 9 AM, beginnnig at the World War II Veterans Memorial, as a protest by veterans and others against the Obama administration’s reprehensible, petulant closing of open-air memorials to those who have given “their last full measure of devotion” to our great nation.
As one web site notes, “The Administration has closed down war memorials that are normally open 24/7 and that do not have any staff to guard them under normal circumstances.”
Several organizations, including Special Operations Speaks and Brats for Veterans, as well as individuals with ties to veterans and veterans-related groups, have organized the non-partisan event.