WWII vets deserve more respect

If the federal government has enough Park Police who are not furloughed to put barriers up and patrol the national monuments on the Mall, why are they closed?

I was very proud to read the article about the veterans not accepting "we are closed" when they paid their visit to the World War II Memorial ("'A little yellow ribbon is not going to stop them,'" Oct. 2).

As a Vietnam Vet, I am young enough and live close enough to "The Wall" to visit it another time. Our World War II and Korean War vets who travel from around the country do not have that option. Their elected representatives may have forgotten their sacrifices, but many of us have not. They've earned the right to be on the National Mall.

Go, Greatest Generation, and may God bless each and every one of you.

Bob Eberwein, Middle River

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