Vets on Honor Flights keep coming to D.C. memorials, despite shutdown
Korean War veteran Frederick Jenkins, from Iowa, poses for a photograph at National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. Veterans were allowed to visit the monument after it had been officially closed because of the partial government shutdown.
Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON — Groups of Iowa and Nebraska veterans will continue flying to the nation's capital to visit the memorials to their service — whether or not the government is open for business, according to organizers of those trips.
“There is no way we would cancel,” said Bill Williams of Omaha, who is coordinating back-to-back trips at the end of the month for Korean War veterans from Nebraska and Iowa.
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