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World War II Veterans Cross Memorial Barricades Despite Shutdown - ABC News #VETS #MILITARY

World War II Veterans Cross Memorial Barricades Despite Shutdown - ABC News #VETS #MILITARY

Stars and Stripes reporter Leo Shane III tweeted an image of WWII veterans entering their memorial in Washington, DC, Oct. 1, 2013. Leo Shane III/Stars and Stripes A group of 92 Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight Veterans refused to let a government shutdown stop them from entering the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., this morning. Though the memorial was technically closed due to the government shutdown that went into effect early this morning, they managed to enter the memorial and tour the site. Reps. Steve King, R-Iowa, and Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., said in interviews that the gates were opened for the veterans to access the memorial. The vets were taking part in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight that was originally established in 2011 to help fly the state's WWII veterans to Washington D.C., free of charge, and provide tours so that they may see the ...

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