Full story now posted. Opens: "Wheelchair-bound elderly veterans knocked over barricades to tour the World War II Memorial Tuesday morning in defiance of the government shutdown...."
UPDATE from Stars & Stripes reporter on Twitter: "Official word from Park Police on the WWII memorial: 'We're seeking guidance on how to respond.' No effort to block any vets."
Photo of Day: World War II flight vets from Mississippi storm memorial in D.C. closed by shutdown, knock over barriers. Almost expected to see Iwo Jima type flag raising. Stars & Stripes reporter on the scene--says they continue to "hold" the ground. Politicians now there. The scene via Vine.