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WWII vets are crashing the WWII Memorial: reporter

Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 1:02 PM ET
World War II vets 'storm' the memorial
A group of World War II veterans didn't let the government shutdown and the closing of various monuments and parks in Washington, D.C., prevent them from attending the War's memorial.

A group of American war veterans from Mississippi have traveled to Washington to see the U.S. Veterans Memorial, and are not going to let the shutdown get in their way. Stars and Stripes reporter Leo Shane III has been live-tweeting from the memorial. Here are some of the highlights.


People are cheering the vets on as they break down the gates and enter the memorial.


Park police were on their way, but no one is going anywhere.

They headed over to the tower honoring living and dead soldiers from their home states.

Despite the shutdown, a few politicians are showing up. Some of them are lending a helping hand to the gatecrashers.

Now some veterans from Iowa are coming in, wearing yellow shirts.

The government has opened the Memorial for the day.

The "official word" is....

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