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Report: World War II memorial to stay open in D.C. for 30 more days
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Much has been made of the closing of the World War II memorial in Washington, as veterans travel to the capitol to visit it.
The National Parks Service put up barriers at national parks and monuments due to the shutdown.
On Tuesday, Michigan Congressman Bill Huizenga joined about 100 World War II veterans who pushed past the blockade at the World War II monument.
The Republican National Committee announced earlier Wednesday that it would pay to keep the World War II memorial open for the next 30 days.
Two veterans from Holland were able to visit the memorial on Wednesday, as they traveled to the nation's capitol as part of the Talons Out program.
The non-profit group allows World War II veterans to travel to Washington, D.C. for a day, free of charge.