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WWII Vets Refuse To Be Shut Out Of Memorial In Washington D.C.

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World War II veteran Russell Tucker (C) of Meridian, Mississippi, stands outside the barricade as he visits the World War II Memorial during a government shutdown October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The memorial was temporary opened to veteran groups arrived on Honor Flights on a day trip to visit the nation's capital.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

World War II veteran Russell Tucker (C) of Meridian, Mississippi, stands outside the barricade as he visits the World War II Memorial during a government shutdown October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The memorial was temporary opened to veteran groups arrived on Honor Flights on a day trip to visit the nation’s capital. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) – The National World War II Memorial is just one of the many sites affected Tuesday by the government shutdown in Washington D.C.

But when a group of veterans who fought in World War II showed up today after a long trip from Mississippi, they were not going to be denied a chance to see the Memorial.

Stars and Stripes reporter Leo Shane tells KRLD’s Chris Sommer what unfolded next in the nations capitol.

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