A few gates won’t hold them back.
About 90 World War II vets from Mississippi arrived in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, determined to visit the World War II Memorial—shutdown or no shutdown. When they reached the barricaded memorial, the red, white, and blue–clad gang—many of them in wheelchairs—just kept moving, knocking down gates to get inside. All national parks and monuments may be closed today, but these people fought the Nazis, dammit! They’re not going to let a couple of measly gates get in the way of visiting their memorial.