The National Park Service closed the Vietnam Memorial yesterday as a result of the federal government shutdown, but World War II veterans bypassed the barricades this afternoon. Betsy Woodruff of National Review is there and is tweeting photos.
Worth noting: During the last government shutdown, the Vietnam Memorial was open:
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