The Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight carried a group of heroes to Washington, D.C. this week to visit the World War II memorial. They arrived the same day the federal government was shutting down parks and memorials over the Congressional budget dispute.
The World War II Memorial is an outdoor, open air group of monuments. Even though there was no building to close, our heroes found temporary barricades at the entrance to the memorial. We don't understand why the federal government put the barricades there. These soldiers, sailors, and marines helped save the planet from the tyranny of the Nazis and the Japanese Empire.
As you might expect from these members of our Greatest Generation, a few barricades did not stop them. They moved right through those barricades and visited the memorial built in their honor.
With so much going wrong in Washington, D.C., we are proud to see a group of the Mississippi Gulf Coast heroes still doing the right thing.
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