Vets Visit Memorial Despite Shutdown

Government Shutdown Forces Closures In Nation's  Capitol
Government Shutdown Forces Closures In Nation's Capitol
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 01: U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks to members of the media outside 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)
Government Shutdown Forces Closures In Nation's  Capitol
Government Shutdown Forces Closures In Nation's Capitol
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 01: Military veterans visit the World War II Memorial as some of them are interviewed by news media 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)
Government Shutdown Forces Closures In Nation's  Capitol
Government Shutdown Forces Closures In Nation's Capitol
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 01: A park ranger of the U.S. National Park Service stands behind the barricades at 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)
Government Shutdown Forces Closures In Nation's  Capitol
Government Shutdown Forces Closures In Nation's Capitol
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 01: A park ranger of the U.S. National Park Service stands behind the barricades at 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)
Government Shutdown Forces Closures In Nation's  Capitol
Government Shutdown Forces Closures In Nation's Capitol
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 01: A sign shows that the World War II Memorial is closed during a government shutdown is hung at its entrance 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)
Government Shutdown Forces Closures In Nation's  Capitol
Government Shutdown Forces Closures In Nation's Capitol
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 01: (L-R) Korean War veteran Bill Bakley, Vietnam War veterans Norman Tjelmeland, and Stanley Twedt, of Ames, Iowa, snap pictures at the World War II Memorial after they were let in 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 nations capital. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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US-POLITICS-ECONOMY-BUDGET
A US military war veteran visits the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013. The US Park Service opened the area to the veterans who are brought to Washington to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top through the efforts of Honor Flight, a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. The US government shut down Tuesday for the first time in 17 years after a gridlocked Congress failed to reach a federal budget deal amid bitter brinkmanship. Some 800,000 federal workers have been furloughed in a move reminiscent of two previous shutdowns -- for six days in November 1995 and 21 days from December that year into early 1996. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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US-POLITICS-ECONOMY-BUDGET
A US military war veteran takes photos at the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013. The US Park Service opened the area to the veterans who are brought to Washington to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top through the efforts of Honor Flight, a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. The US government shut down Tuesday for the first time in 17 years after a gridlocked Congress failed to reach a federal budget deal amid bitter brinkmanship. Some 800,000 federal workers have been furloughed in a move reminiscent of two previous shutdowns -- for six days in November 1995 and 21 days from December that year into early 1996. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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US-POLITICS-ECONOMY-BUDGET
US National Park Service spokeswoman Carol B. Johnson speaks to reporters as the World War II Memorial is opened to military war veterans on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013. The US Park Service opened the area to the veterans who are brought to Washington to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top through the efforts of Honor Flight, a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. The US government shut down Tuesday for the first time in 17 years after a gridlocked Congress failed to reach a federal budget deal amid bitter brinkmanship. Some 800,000 federal workers have been furloughed in a move reminiscent of two previous shutdowns -- for six days in November 1995 and 21 days from December that year into early 1996. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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US-POLITICS-ECONOMY-BUDGET
A US World War II veteran visits the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013. The US Park Service opened the area to the veterans who are brought to Washington to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top through the efforts of Honor Flight, a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. The US government shut down Tuesday for the first time in 17 years after a gridlocked Congress failed to reach a federal budget deal amid bitter brinkmanship. Some 800,000 federal workers have been furloughed in a move reminiscent of two previous shutdowns -- for six days in November 1995 and 21 days from December that year into early 1996. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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US-POLITICS-ECONOMY-BUDGET
US Rep. Michelle Bachmann(L),R-MN, greets a US military war veteran as he arrives to visit the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013. The US Park Service opened the area to the veterans who are brought to Washington to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top through the efforts of Honor Flight, a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. The US government shut down Tuesday for the first time in 17 years after a gridlocked Congress failed to reach a federal budget deal amid bitter brinkmanship. Some 800,000 federal workers have been furloughed in a move reminiscent of two previous shutdowns -- for six days in November 1995 and 21 days from December that year into early 1996. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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US-POLITICS-ECONOMY-BUDGET
US Rep. Michelle Bachmann(L),R-MN, greets a US military war veteran as he arrives to visit the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013. The US Park Service opened the area to the veterans who are brought to Washington to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top through the efforts of Honor Flight, a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. The US government shut down Tuesday for the first time in 17 years after a gridlocked Congress failed to reach a federal budget deal amid bitter brinkmanship. Some 800,000 federal workers have been furloughed in a move reminiscent of two previous shutdowns -- for six days in November 1995 and 21 days from December that year into early 1996. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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US-POLITICS-ECONOMY-BUDGET
US military war veterans visit the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013. The US Park Service opened the area to the veterans who are brought to Washington to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top through the efforts of Honor Flight, a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. The US government shut down Tuesday for the first time in 17 years after a gridlocked Congress failed to reach a federal budget deal amid bitter brinkmanship. Some 800,000 federal workers have been furloughed in a move reminiscent of two previous shutdowns -- for six days in November 1995 and 21 days from December that year into early 1996. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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US-POLITICS-ECONOMY-BUDGET
A closure sign is seen as US military war veterans visit the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013. The US Park Service opened the area to the veterans who are brought to Washington to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top through the efforts of Honor Flight, a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. The US government shut down Tuesday for the first time in 17 years after a gridlocked Congress failed to reach a federal budget deal amid bitter brinkmanship. Some 800,000 federal workers have been furloughed in a move reminiscent of two previous shutdowns -- for six days in November 1995 and 21 days from December that year into early 1996. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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US-POLITICS-ECONOMY-BUDGET
A closure sign is seen at the World War II Memorial monument(with the Lincoln memorial in the distance) in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013. The US government shut down Tuesday for the first time in 17 years after a gridlocked Congress failed to reach a federal budget deal amid bitter brinkmanship. Some 800,000 federal workers have been furloughed in a move reminiscent of two previous shutdowns -- for six days in November 1995 and 21 days from December that year into early 1996. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Government Shutdown Forces Closures In Nation's  Capitol
Government Shutdown Forces Closures In Nation's Capitol
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 01: U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) (R) talks to a military veteran at 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)
Government Shutdown Forces Closures In Nation's Capitol
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 01: 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)
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