Veterans visit WWII Memorial despite shutdown
WASHINGTON- The National Park Service says veterans groups that planned trips to the World War II Memorial on the National Mall are being granted access, despite the government shutdown.
The Honor Flight Network is being granted access to conduct First Amendment activities at the memorial.
Memorials and monuments remain closed on the National Mall, because there is no staff or funding to ensure the memorials' security, the safety of visitors or the maintenance of the parks.
The National Mall and other national parks had to close because they depend on congressional appropriations to remain open.