Another group of vets visit Washington memorial despite shutdown
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(KTNV) -- Another group of veterans refused to be told on Wednesday that they could not visit the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C.
They stormed the beaches of Normandy so a few National Park Service barricades were no match for them.
Approximately 200 veterans -- mostly from World War II and Korea -- traveled from Missouri and Illinois even though they had heard that the memorial might be closed.
They were the second group to visit the memorial since the partial government shutdown resulted in its closure.
The first group of veterans breached the barricades on Tuesday.
The Republic National Committee is offering to hire full-time security guards to keep the World War II memorial open.
However, there will not be any guided tours until the shutdown is over.