In Toledo, Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio President Lee Armstrong said officials threatened to arrest his group when it goes to Washington next week.
They will go anyway. Armstrong applauded the refusal by veterans to leave the Mall on Tuesday.
"The Germans and the Japanese couldn't contain us," Armstrong told WNWO. "They weren't going to let barriers contain them today. They wanted to see their memorial."
President Obama's administrators blamed their action on the federal government shutdown.
Clearly, the White House is confused.
The people own the Mall — not the government, which is merely hired to keep the grass mowed and the water filtered.
The White House wants the shutdown to hurt the most, which is why it barricaded the memorial.