UPDATE 4/9/11: The Blossom Kite Festival is on, as scheduled! Government shutdown averted for now.
Sunday, April 10, 10 am – 4pm, with always-awesome Kitemaking Competition, Indian kite fighting, stunt kite competitions and artistry, and the Rokkaku Challenge at 3pm (show at 2pm).
Read the Blossom Festival announcement or the Blossom Kite Festival schedule.
Please plan and comment on the earlier Squadron post of the Blossom Kite Festival.

The Midnight Squadron will be flying at the Washington Monument on Sunday.

I will be flying at the Washington Monument on Sunday, April 10, from 2pm to 4pm. I intend to fly on the Mall where the Blossom Kite Festival should be, in the corner of Constitution and 17th. We will fight rokkaku.

I will do this regardless of any government closure or shutdown. I state this because the Kite Fly must happen, and it’s not practical to postpone it indefinitely at the last moment. Flying during a government closure won’t stop our participation in the Blossom Kite Festival, when it happens. I will make plan the details and discuss in the comments.

The only things that will keep me off the Mall are official fences, armed guards and lightning.
Let nothing less stand in the way of our flying!

your Scribe and Rokkaku Battlemaster,