World War II veterans knock down police barriers to attend memorial on the National Mall; Update: Did a congressman lead the vets through the barricade?; Update: Congressman says Obama administration knew about veterans’ request and rejected it

As part of the Honor Flight project, World War II veterans have been taken to Washington DC, cost free, to see the memorial erected in their honor on the National Mall.

Due to the government shutdown, National Park Service police put up barriers preventing access. According to Leo Shane III, White House and Veterans Affairs reporter for Stars and Stripes, the veterans knocked over those barriers.

This ought to be interesting.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

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Update:

Rep. Steven Palazzio, R-Miss., just retweeted this:

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Update:

Rep. Palazzo says the Obama administration knew about the veterans’ request and rejected it.

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