GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN -- October 1, 2013 at 1:06 PM ET
Veterans storm the gates of closed WWII Memorial
The Washington Post reported earlier Tuesday that despite the closure of the World War II Memorial, a group of elderly veterans -- some in wheelchairs and using canes -- stormed the barricades and entered anyway.
An unidentified U.S. Park Police officer told the Post "I'm not going to enforce the 'no stopping or standing' sign for a group of 90 World War II veterans. I'm a veteran myself."
More images from today's visit:
Our vets laid their wreath, visited a while and are now boarding their buses. pic.twitter.com/MUfGVHOpMZ— April Havens (@AprilMHavens) October 1, 2013