Minn. Veterans Make Trip to DC WWII Memorial
National parks may be shut down but that's not stopping some of our nation's heroes from paying tribute to their past.
"These guys will vault over the fences anyway, they're not about to be denied. They’ve fought on the beaches of Europe. There is no way they're going to be denied this," said Honor Flight Commander Jerry Kyeser.
On Saturday morning more than 80 World War II veterans from Minnesota got on a plane headed for Washington, D.C., where they spent all day touring the sites and honoring their fallen comrades.
"We’re going to see the World War II Memorial because I have never seen it and I lost six good men and I want to pay my respect," said World War II veteran Roger Rand.
Earlier this week, veterans on a similar trip were nearly turned away because of the Federal Government shutdown.
The organizers of this trip say they have talked with lawmakers and made special arrangements so this won't happen again.