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WWII Memorial vast majority was paid for by private contributions


and its maintenance is funded privately completely by its trust fund. It is an open-air, unmanned monument 24/7, 365.

Why was it closed?
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The National World War II Memorial was funded almost entirely by private contributions, as specified in Public Law 103-32. The campaign received more than $197 million in cash and pledges. Support came from hundreds of thousands of individual Americans, hundreds of corporations and foundations, veterans groups, dozens of civic, fraternal and professional organizations, states and one territory, and students in 1,200 schools across the country.

Donated and pledged funds were used to cover the total project costs of approximately $182 million. These costs include site selection and design, construction and sculpture, a National Park Service maintenance fee required by the Commemorative Works Act, groundbreaking and dedication ceremonies, fund raising, and the 11-year administrative costs of the project from its inception in 1993 through completion in 2004.

Remaining funds are held on deposit with the U.S. Treasury in a National WWII Memorial Trust Fund. The funds will be used by the American Battle Monuments Commission solely to benefit the World War II Memorial.


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CptBengal
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These costs include site selection and design, construction and sculpture, a National Park Service maintenance fee required by the Commemorative Works Act, groundbreaking and dedication ceremonies, fund raising, and the 11-year administrative costs of the project from its inception in 1993 through completion in 2004.


WOW, this is fricked up.






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Libertyabides71
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Its called National Park Syndrome. Make the most popular and visible budget cuts precisely to make a political point regardless of their fiscal sense.





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90proofprofessional
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my understanding was that it was barricaded. guess that service is included in the maintenance fee





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BugAC
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Where exactly is the money going that you pay to have access to the museum? It is definitely not free.





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90proofprofessional
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nah, it's the open-air one on the mall, definitely free.

eta- the DC memorial



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Where exactly is the money going that you pay to have access to the museum? It is definitely not free.


If it is as they say, it's absolutely absurd logistically to barricade the WWII memorial.

It's accessible from 365 degrees in the middle of the Mall.






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GeauxxxTigers23
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Where exactly is the money going that you pay to have access to the museum? It is definitely not free.



You're ignorant.






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BugAC
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You're ignorant.


Not ignorance. I misunderstood what they were saying. I thought they meant the ww2 museum, which didn't make sense to me.

But thanks for acting like the a-hole you are. Who pissed in your yogurt cup this morning?



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GeauxxxTigers23
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But thanks for acting like the a-hole you are. Who pissed in your yogurt cup this morning?


I apologize.






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Remaining funds are held on deposit with the U.S. Treasury


And the Congress has not authorized that they be disbursed.







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And the Congress has not authorized that they be disbursed.


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maintenance is privately funded


One of these statements is incorrect.






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mmcgrath
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Why was it closed?
Its a part of the National Mall? Not sure if the whole mall would be closed but this section doesn't have the open space the other side does.






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TenTex
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What in the world is your Point? Solve the Government Shutdown and we don't have a problem.





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90proofprofessional
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What in the world is your Point? Solve the Government Shutdown and we don't have a problem.

the only "problem" here is an artificially-created PR stunt. according to NPS, the administration directed them to close an open-air memorial, utilizing resources to make signs and erect barricades. meanwhile keeping the memorial 'open" does not necessarily require additional personnel or resources of any kind.

for the personnel deemed official and probably taking on extra duties, what they can do with that monument is go one of three ways:
- try to keep people off of the open-air monument
- let them walk around while having someone sweep trash at night or whatever
- do nothing and not clean anything until an agreement is reached

resourcewise, the most burdensome option is the one they've chosen.






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MFn GIMP
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Its a part of the National Mall? Not sure if the whole mall would be closed but this section doesn't have the open space the other side does.


why does the WWI monument, an open-air monument that you can access from every possible angle, have a single barricade up not preventing access yet the WWII monument, an open-air monument that you can access from every possible angle, locked down like Fort Knox?

It couldn't possibly have anything to do with making the shutdown as painful as possible could it?






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why does the WWI monument, an open-air monument that you can access from every possible angle, have a single barricade up not preventing access yet the WWII monument, an open-air monument that you can access from every possible angle, locked down like Fort Knox?

It couldn't possibly have anything to do with making the shutdown as painful as possible could it?


Ding ding ding

Shutdowns have consequences people






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