posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 03:30 PM
reply to post by Zaphod58
....but the money to maintain them has to come from somewhere, and that falls under appropriated funds.
Does it? In time, it would become a major issue, true enough. Gas for the lawn maintenance equipment. Maintenance itself, eventually and things like
fence repair and grounds upkeep for supplies as well. You're right that, in time, all this would come to matter.
I'd also say I put my name in with the National Cemetery here in the area and where my Dad lay at rest to volunteer if they needed support from the
community. It was a general offer, noted, and quite some time back in other context. It was a standing one though. They're welcome to give my
otherwise unoccupied tail a call. I'll be happy to donate free time during this petty shutdown.
...and I really have no doubt in my mind that, with possible isolated exceptions, none of the Battle sites or Cemeteries would have any issue finding
100% free labor to fill in for the time this lasts. If only they were allowed to even ask. I'll bet there is a law.... Like closing the parking at
Mount Vernon, despite the paved parking area basically being the ONLY part the National Park Service has ...only partial control over.
It's about pain..so I'll just bet, thinking about it, they couldn't ask for help even if the individual people at the locations wanted to. What a
nation we're becoming some days.