Tuesday, October 01, 2013

World War II veterans knock down police barriers to attend memorial on the National Mall

General George C. Marshall Inscription at the National World War II Memorial

October 1, 2013

As part of the Honor Flight project, World War II veterans have been taken to Washington DC, cost free, to see the memorial erected in their honor on the National Mall.

Due to the government shutdown, National Park Service police put up barriers preventing access. According to Leo Shane III, White House and Veterans Affairs reporter for Stars and Stripes, the veterans knocked over those barriers. Story

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