But you can't visit their graves;"These are the boys of Pointe du Hoc. These are the men who took the cliffs. These are the champions who helped free a continent. These are the heroes who helped end a war." --Ronald Reagan, June 6, 1984, Normandy, France
The gravesite in Normandy wasn't the only cemetery to close. TheAmerican Battle Monuments Commission preserves the graves of 125,000 American war dead, maintaining 24 cemeteries in 10 different foreign countries. Every one of these cemeteries was forced to shut its gates to the public.
This means veterans and relatives of the deceased won't be able to pay their respects at places like the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial in Belgium, the North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial in Tunisia, or the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in the Philippines.Hostages to Obamacare.