KUSA - WWII veterans reportedly knocked over barricades at the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. to get to the Mississippi tower.
The Mississippi veterans all came to visit the memorial as part of the Honor Flight program. The memorial is closed due to the government shutdown.
A reporter in Washington D.C. is live Tweeting from the scene. "Tons of applause as the WWII vets from Mis. storm their memorial park. Park police on the way. #shutdown," Tweeted Leo Shane III, Capitol Hill, White House and Veterans Affairs reporter for Stars and Stripes.
You can see his Tweets here: https://twitter.com/LeoShane and embedded below.
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