WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A group of World War II veterans from Washington, D.C. arrived to find barricades around the World War II Memorial because Tuesday's government shutdown.
It was shutdown because there were no federal workers currently on-staff to monitor the location.
But the veterans took matters into their own hands and moved the barricades themselves. They even had help from some members of congress to get inside.
"I've been looking forward to seeing this since it was put up. I'm sad to hear we had to shut down. Someone knows better than I do," said Bill Webb, a veteran from Tupelo, MS.