So as I began to read this I thought, ya, if you’re going to ride and participate, you should pay regardless if you’re a Marine, Sailor or injured construction worker. BUT, the kid isn’t getting out of his chair. His stressed out wife and kids or family were probably trying to let some steam off of their jacked up new life.
Actually I’m really not surprised this happened as it was most likely some pimple faced moron of a teen ager running the ticket booth that had a set of parents that should have jus said no to one another expanding their gene pool.
This is the same moron that can’t find the key chains in the key isle of Home Depot and would tell you its not his section when you asked where they were. Idiots.
I will eat my own like a lion eats its cubs before I let them do wrong or think they can take an advantage of something just because their daddy is deployed or of a physical situation but what Capt Obvious missed at the gate is that this warrior wasn’t riding shit and needed a nurse to keep him comfortable.
Who is the real victim here the wounded stud or the morons that can’t use common sense? Fricking Brilliant!!!!
Family Outraged After Quadriplegic Marine Denied Free Admission to Michigan Amusement Park
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The family of a U.S. Marine is outraged after a Michigan amusement park insisted on charging the veteran admission to enter the park — despite his being a quadriplegic — according to a newspaper report.
Heather Lovell told the Grand Rapids Press that she had been at the park acting as a chaperone for a children's group, and her fiance, Joshua Hoffman, was just meeting up with her there briefly before she took him to his stepbrother's graduation.
But even after she explained that Hoffman had been paralyzed in 2007 by a sniper's bullet in Iraq and is unable to speak, let alone go on rides, the park insisted both Hoffman and his nurse could not join her in the park without paying, Lovell told the Press
"It was really just outrageous," she said. "He is not physically going on any rides."
Michigan's Adventure General Manager Camille Jourden-Mark said park policy requires even non-participants to pay the admission fee.
"We just can't be in a position of picking and choosing. We have grandparents (who pay admission) that come in our park every day that have no intention of ever going on a ride," she told the Grand Rapids Press.
Jourden-Mark later offered the family complementary passes for Hoffman and a guest, the Press reported. Lovell said she has not decided whether they will use the passes.