Veterans defy shutdown, knock down barricades to enter WWII Memorial

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The government shutdown couldn’t stop a group of Mississippi veterans from visiting the WWII Memorial.

The memorial is technically closed to the public as are dozens of national parks.

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, distracted a park police officer while other lawmakers worked to move the fetal fences.

Led by a bagpiper, the veterans walked into the memorial to honor those who gave their lives fighting for America.

Leo Shane with Stars and Stripes documented the entire event:

Read Leo Shane’s full report: http://www.stripes.com/news/wwii-veterans-storm-d-c-memorial-closed-by-government-shutdown-1.244447

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