The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is a black granite outdoor wall on which the names of the 58,272 service members who died or were unaccounted for during the Vietnam war are inscribed.
The memorial had been barricaded. When veterans removed the barricades and the memorial filled with veterans and tourists. That's when police came and moved everyone out.
It takes more manpower and costs the government more money to close down an outdoor wall than to let people walk past it and pay their respects.
The efforts by the Obama administration to make Americans suffer by closing open air Veterans Memorials seem mean spirited.