World War II Veterans Prove Unstoppable, Entering Memorial

Another day, another barricade crossed.

Following the example set on Tuesday by a group of fellow veterans from Mississippi, World War II “honor flights” from Missouri, Illinois and Michigan entered the closed World War II memorial on Wednesday, past a blockade erected because of the government shutdown.

The first busload of veterans arrived to a circus of media and members of Congress just after 11 a.m. Several members of Congress who were on hand opened the barricades, allowing the veterans access to the memorial. Since then, several hundred of them have passed through the gates.

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