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World War II Veterans Storming the WWII Memorial Is Your Shutdown Story of the Day

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Slade Sohmer


By Slade Sohmer on October 1, 2013


UPDATE: WWII veterans storming the memorial make for a great story, but the real victims of the shutdown are these kids with cancer.

The shutdown has closed all federally funded parks and memorials. But a group of World War II veterans who came all the way from Mississippi wouldn’t take no for an answer. WWII vets stormed the beaches of Normandy and fought in the Battle of the Bulge — somehow we don’t think a little barricade and sign would be a big obstacle.

Stars and Stripes‘ Leo Shane’s Twitter feed has all the action:

SEE ALSO:
John Boehner Came In Like a Wrecking Ball
Jon Stewart’s Rockin’ Shutdown Eve Slams Republicans

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These last two pics come from Ricky Carioti’s Instagram:

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Rep. Steve King (R-Crazytown) arrived and stood tall with the very people his party locked out in the first place:

UPDATE from ABC’s JACK DATE: “The memorial will be re-closed this afternoon and remain closed until funding is restored. National Mall and Memorial Parks Communications Officer Carol Johnson tells ABC News the memorial will be shut down and cleared by Park Police. Honor Flights scheduled for the month of October have been notified that the memorial will be closed until the Federal Government re-opens. A group of 100 veterans were expected to arrive from Chicago tomorrow.”

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