I've seen the same headline a half dozen times now. "WWII vets storm the Memorial".
The first time I read that head line, I just started laughing. Seems one of those Honor Flights took a group of WWII vets to D.C. for a tour on the first day of the Gov't shutdown, and they decided to visit the closed World War II memorial. They had some help from a few politicians with the barricade, but went on in. Seems the Park Police have no direction on how to deal with this situation.
I've never been in law enforcement, but in the military the term closed meant no admittance. Seems like some kind of guidance to me, but what do I know. The article also said the Park Police reminded other visitors that the memorial was closed.
I know that a guy in his 70's, piloting one of those motorized scooters at 3 miles in hour, coming directly at you can be pretty intimidating. Especially if he has a few dozen people using walkers backing him up, and maybe a cane swinger or 2, but come on.
Personally I'm glad that these vets decided that they could care less if the memorial was closed. I just think it makes a funny visual.