I visited Washington, D.C., last year in October and visited the World War II memorial. I took pictures. If there were 50 people there it would have been a miracle. I was there more than two hours with my elderly friend who walks slowly and is almost blind but wanted to visit one last time.
There were not many vets in wheelchairs. There were a few wreaths from families. I can prove with pictures that last Sunday's pushing past the barriers was a hyped-up message to make everyone think the national government was not honoring its veterans while members of Congress tried to blackmail us to accept their tea party slash-and-burn ideas. That engineered visitation by hoards of World War II veterans was a sham attempt for sympathy where none was warranted. That monument is seldom visited so well, much less at this time of year when all the families/children/tourists have returned to their regular lives.
Sandra S. Bruque