A Texas World War II veteran attempting to visit the graves of his fellow soldiers who participated in the D-Day invasion found the gates locked for the government shutdown, according to Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, even though the commission responsible for the cemeteries has $85 million on hand.
“The government has shut down 17 times,” Stockman tweeted. “Obama is the first president to ever issue an order to lock veterans out of military cemeteries.”
Donny Ferguson, a spokesman for the congressman, said they found out that the gates were locked when a constituent — a U.S. Army paratrooper who landed in Normandy on D-Day — notified them that he had been unable to enter the cemetery. Read more at WashingtonExaminer.com