Rep. Steven Palazzo (rear in blazer) moved barricades to allow veterans from Mississippi to tour the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. All of the monuments in D.C., which are part of the National Parks Service, officially were closed because of the government shutdown that took effect at midnight. Donald Quinn carries a wreath he placed at the Mississippi column of the memorial.. (Tim Isbell/Biloxi Sun Herald/MCT)
Rep. Steven Palazzo (rear in blazer) moved barricades to allow veterans from Mississippi to tour the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. All of the monuments in D.C., which are part of the National Parks Service, officially were closed because of the government shutdown that took effect at midnight. Donald Quinn carries a wreath he placed at the Mississippi column of the memorial.. (Tim Isbell/Biloxi Sun Herald/MCT) Biloxi Sun Herald/MCT
Rep. Steven Palazzo (rear in blazer) moved barricades to allow veterans from Mississippi to tour the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. All of the monuments in D.C., which are part of the National Parks Service, officially were closed because of the government shutdown that took effect at midnight. Donald Quinn carries a wreath he placed at the Mississippi column of the memorial.. (Tim Isbell/Biloxi Sun Herald/MCT) Biloxi Sun Herald/MCT

Despite ‘closed’ sign, veterans visit WWII Memorial

October 01, 2013 7:08 PM