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Goose Creek man planning to go to DC this weekend to protest Memorial closure

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The federal government shutdown which has caused the memorials in Washington DC to be shut down is the focus of a rally this weekend in DC.

A number of folks from across the country are expected to make their voice heard on the national mall, specifically about opening the World War II memorial to honor flight veterans who may not have another chance to visit their Memorial.

One man planning to make that trip is Larry Courtney. He is retired from the US Army. He is a member of the American Legion in Goose Creek.

He says the shutting down of Memorials like the WWII Memorial is crazy. "We as American(s) should not be putting up with this kind of garbage from the United States government this is our country is not the United States government's country."

He knows a thing or two about being an American. He was wounded 5 times in Vietnam, earning 5 purple hearts in the process.

He is planning to join other veterans, bikers and truck drivers in Washington this weekend to protest the government shutting down our Memorials.

Larry says he understands what it's like for those who fought in WWII.

They earned the right to visit their memorial. "These boys have a right to that memorial. They have a right to go to that memorial, and have a right to do anything they want to do in Washington D.C. as long as we don't infringe on the rights of others."

The rally takes place at 9 AM Saturday morning at the WWII Memorial on the National Mall.

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