Govt shuts down WWII memorial – the honor flight vets ignore the govt
The Federal Govt put barriers up around the WWII memorial because of the govt shutdown. The Honor Flight vets just knocked the barriers over.
From Leo Shane III @LeoShane on Twitter:
Honor flight vets just knocked over the barriers at the WWII memorial to get inside, # shutdown or no.
Tons of applause as the WWII vets from Miss. storm their memorial. Park police on the way.
No sign of folks leaving. The vets have control of the memorial.
Credit where due — I watched Rep Steve King distract a park police officer while vets and staffers knocked down the fences here.
Connor Simpson reporting at Atlantic Wire has more. This is becoming a HUGE story today online.