American flags, veterans, patriotism, pleasure in America, braveness, pleasure, honor, power… all of the issues represented by the motorbike group often called “Rolling Thunder” who’ve historically rallied on Memorial Day in Washington DC. Unfortunately, all these adjectives are additionally issues the illiberal leftists hate… So the Biden administration denies the group a parking allow.
WASHINGTON (7News) — The U.S. Department of Defense has denied a parking allow to the American Veterans or AmVets to stage a rallying level on the Pentagon ending a 32-year-old custom on Memorial Day weekend for Rolling To Remember.
Now AmVets will try to safe RFK Stadium in its place staging space.
AmVets Executive Director Joe Chenelly tells the 7 News I-Team he acquired a name from the Pentagon Friday afternoon saying “A gentleman at the Pentagon told me that after careful consideration, our permit application was denied. He said considerations involved the continued spread of COVID-19 in the region and the nature of our event being that we are proposing a large gathering for an extended period of time.”
The Pentagon launched a press release Friday evening that learn:
“Unfortunately, the department has disapproved AMVETS permit request. The department took into careful consideration all aspects of AMVETS request, to include the current Health Protection Condition status on the Pentagon Reservation; substantial community transmission of COVID-19 in Arlington County, Virginia; number of Americans fully vaccinated across the nation; nature of this event with its decreased ability to maintain physical distance; and large crowds in one location for an extended period of time. This event draws national attention and participation; therefore the risk of exposure from participants from other communities extends well beyond the National Capital Region.” (read more)
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