Escorted by lawmakers, Iowa veterans pass barriers at closed WWII Memorial
Korean War veteran Frederick Jenkins, from Iowa, poses for a photograph at National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.
Posted: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON — The soldiers, sailors and airmen who defeated Hitler and Tojo won't be held back by a few low fences and some yellow tape.
Groups of World War II veterans from Iowa and Mississippi entered the memorial to their service on Tuesday, defying barriers and National Park Service signs declaring it closed as a result of the ongoing government shutdown.
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013 12:00 am.