October 2, 2013 at 7:39 am
A group of about 140 World War II veterans jumped the fences on Tuesday and visited the WWII Memorial despite the government shutdown.
The veterans were joined by a group of Republican lawmakers, who reportedly helped the group push aside the barriers blocking visitors.
After the barriers were taken away, the site remained “technically closed” on Tuesday, even as the public walked and the veterans freely around the monument.
Honor Flight Chicago CEO Mary Pettinato told John and Amy that they will still visit the World War II Memorial later today, and are prepared to go as far as getting arrested if they are blocked from taking their group of veterans to the memorial:
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- Storming the gates: WWII vets visit war monument despite government shutdown.