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Vets Storm the Barricades at WWII Memorial

(Washington, D.C.)  --  A group of World War Two veterans on an honor flight from Chicago to D.C. isn't letting the government shutdown stop them from visiting their memorial.  Honor Flight Chicago President Tracey Rouso says the vets ignored the barricades and went ahead with their visit.   

"This is their memorial. They've waited too long to see this--it wasnt built until 2004, 60 years after World War II. To make them wait one more day is a shame" Rouso said.

Rouso says the group was greeted by a crowd of well-wishers, including some Illinois Congressmen.  But, she was quick to point out that the veterans were only in town to see the Memorial. 

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