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WWII Vets Visit War Memorial Despite Government Shutdown


"WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo, Sen. Roger Wicker and other lawmakers from around the country met Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight's World War II veterans this morning and moved the National Park Service barricades to let them into their memorial.

"A bagpipe processional led the congressmen and veterans to the Mississippi section of the memorial, where veteran Donald Quinn laid the wreath with the help of Palazzo."


"Palazzo said 10 other Honor Flight groups from all over the nation will be coming to D.C. this week, so he and the other congressmen 'took an informal vote' to move the barricade.

"'Sometime it's better to ask forgiveness than to ask permission,' he said with a smile.

"'This is the best civil disobedience we've seen in Washington in a while,' Congressman Bill Huizenga, of Michigan, added."

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