Veterans Visit WWII Memorial
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- When the government shut down overnight, it prompted the closure of all national parks, including memorials.
There was a tour set for a group of World War II veteans Tuesday at the World War II Memorial.
Most of the veterans who arrived came courtesy of nonprofit programs that transported the men and women to Washington.
Despite barricades put up to stop them, the veteans walked into the memorial.
Representative Steve King of Iowa says the open air memorial should not have been closed in the first place.
A spokeswoman for the Park Service said they are no longer trying to hold anyone back from the memorial. Security officers are also onsite.
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