October 16, 2013 | Leave a Comment
Two Montana veterans broke the barriers at the Lincoln Memorial this week to climb the stairs and see the enclosed statute, during cessation due to the government shutdown. The two veterans are in their nineties and they hold flight honors as well as other respectable tributes.
The veterans from Montana do not agree with the closure at the Lincoln Memorial and continue to stand for America’s freedoms to this day. Those who looked on as they broke the barrier cheered as they were helped up the stairs, although they were warned of the possible repercussions.
The two men were among over eighty veterans from the state of Montana who traveled to the monument as part of their seventh Honor Flight of Big Sky. During the visit, the honored vets were greeted by Senators Baucus, Tester, and Daines.
During the tour, the veterans also took time to view the Memorial of the Korean War as well as the Memorial for the Vietnam Veterans. Over six hundred vets from the state of Montana have participated in the Honor Flight for Big Sky program.
Not only have these veterans stood for America during World War II, they continue to stand for America today. America is the home of the free and liberty should allow individuals to take honor in visiting memorials which stand for freedom in our homeland!
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