Disrespectful dipping at the WWII Memorial?

(WJLA) - How high does the temperature have to climb in order to turn the World War II Memorial into beachfront property?

On Tuesday, we snapped these pictures of people splashing inside the pool, which prompted a furious reaction on social media.

The National Park Service told ABC7 that “they understand their desire to cool off, but try to explain that the memorial is a site that deserves respect."

And some veterans and families had some differing opinions on whether this particular cooling-off method was appropriate.