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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A group of World War II veterans arrived in D.C. on an Honor Flight to visit the WWII Memorial on the National Mall on Tuesday.

The veterans were disappointed to learn that it had been closed due to the government shutdown but ended up getting a chance to visit the memorial with the help of some members of Congress, CBS reports.

Monuments and museums across the nation's Capitol
were closed hours after a partial government shutdown began at midnight on Tuesday.

TheHonor Flight brings veterans from around the country to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington.

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