World War II Veterans Don’t Let Shutdown Interrupt Visit to Memorial

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Storming the beaches of Normandy was the real battle. But World War II veterans proved today that they may be retired, but they are not done fighting.

As part of the federal government shutdown, all national parks are closed today, including the World War II Memorial. At least it was, until a group of veterans decided to knock over the government-imposed barrier.

Here’s a look at what happened:

 

 

 

Representative Steve King (R-IA) said that the government should keep the memorial open during the government shutdown. But if it doesn’t, he said during a press call Tuesday that he will fight for the veterans who want to visit.

 

 

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