As reported on, numerous tweets by various news outlets and reporters confirm what many already suspected: that the Obama administration via the White House Office of Management and Budget ordered the closure of the World War II Memorial in Washungton D.C.  That move in turn, angered hundreds of WWII vets attempting to visit the memorial on day one of the shutdown yesterday. It also rapidly became the biggest "fallout" story from the partial fed shutdown of the government.

Is this THE smoking gun? A spokeswoman from the NPS... as the tweet shows below,  apparently tipped reporters off to the source of the closure order earlier today.

You can read the full article and see the breaking news tweets HERE.