Comment: What is the reasoning behind closing the Lincoln Memorial?

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What is the reasoning behind closing the Lincoln Memorial?

Over here in the UK they keep showing interviews with disgruntled tourists on TV, but why completely close it down and upset all those people who may never get the chance to see it up close again?

If the Memorial is normally open 24hrs a day but only staffed from 8:00am until midnight, that means it is open even when there are no staff for 8 hrs out of every 24.

I wonder why they spent all that money on barricades, specially printed signs and security personnel?

Why not leave it with the same access as they do when it is not staffed from midnight until 8:00am?

Although, it makes a great show for the media, don't you think?

Am I missing something?

Hmmm!