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From The Blaze Oct. 1, 2013 12:11pm By Oliver Darcy
UPDATES from our Blaze reporter on the scene:
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota) describes how she and 8-12 other members of Congress helped organize entry for the vets:
Honor Flight veterans who were told they could not visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. because of the government shutdown reportedly “knocked over” the barricades erected by the National Parks Service on Tuesday in order to gain entry to the grounds.
The Honor Flight network is dedicated to annually transporting World War II veterans from around the country to the memorial in the nation’s capital, which is closed along with other national parks because of the shutdown. . . . Read Complete Report