WWII Veterans Storm DC Memorial 10/3/13
CBS 7 News
October 2, 2013
A local organization wants to show their support for World War II Veterans who were locked out of their own memorial in Washington DC.
It’s an event that was a result of the government shutdown.
Now local veterans want to show their support to those who fought before them.
Johnny Qualls, a Vietnam veteran and founder of Solders of Today and Yesterday takes the actions in Washington as a personal insult.
“I’m angry I have talked to many Veterans about it and we are blown away,” he said.
Qualls says this only fueled him to voice his support.
“I think this is a horrible time for our country,” he said.
Yesterday, the aging warriors stormed the gates with the help of their caretakers.
Park Guards stood aside.
“That’s what they needed us for in World War II to straighten things out we are going to straighten them out now,” he said.
Many veterans say the memorial is to honor them but its also to remind the leaders of the country where they came from.