The National Park Service in Washington, DC has authorized demonstrations areas that are unacceptable for the purpose of the GOE counter demonstration on March 17. Here is a map of the area:
It is fairly obvious to most casual observer that the areas do not provide GOE with a good position from which to defend the wall and nearby statues from being defaced by the A.N.S.W.E.R. protestors from the West. However, Harry Riley, COL, USA, Ret., Gathering of Eagles Co-Coordinator reports that "BOTTOM LINE: AS UNACCEPTABLE AS THE PERMIT GRANTED IS, WE WILL BE ABLE TO PROTECT THE VIETNAM MEMORIAL WALL"