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WWII Veterans Storm Barricades at Memorial

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKRC) -- The Government shutdown affects not only federal employees but vacationers, too.

National Parks and monuments are closed but World War II Veterans visiting the memorial in their honor in Washington didn't let barricades stop them.

With the help of some Congressmen they pushed right by the barricades.

One of those men is 89 year old Navy Veteran Benjamin Joyner.

The Mississippi native served in the Pacific and pledged to see the memorial before he died.

"I just wonder what we fought for.  Back then I had a pretty good idea but now I just wonder.  The way that things are goin', they're not workin' together, they're workin' against this country.  They're tryin' to destroy it."

The group of 91 vets were part of an honor flight from Mississippi.
 

 

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