Civilian defies Shutdown Theater, mows Lincoln Memorial lawn [pics, video]
— rydaka (@rydaka) October 9, 2013
Shutdown Theater be damned:
— Elizabeth Troyer (@Liztroyer) October 9, 2013
— Justin Haugens (@JustinHaugens) October 9, 2013
— D@®®€L (@ShoeFreaKStro) October 9, 2013
— HungryHollyRuns (@HungryHollyRuns) October 9, 2013
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) October 9, 2013
The man has been identified as Chris Cox of South Carolina:
Cox, who resides in South Carolina, says he isn’t motivated by political reasons but feels obligated to help as veterans prepare to descend on the nation’s capital for this weekend’s Million Vet March.
Regardless of how many former service members actually attend the rally, Cox says making them presentable is just the right thing to do.
“These are our memorials. Do they think that we’re just going to let them go to hell? No,” Cox exclusively told All-News 99.1 reporter John Domen. “If they shut down our memorials, we’re still going to take the trash out, we’re going to clean the windows, we’re going to cut the grass, we’re going to pull the weeds, we’re going to do the tree work.”