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

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.

Stars & Stripes reporter Leo Shane with Chris Sommer

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