A government shutdown didn’t stop a group of World War II veterans from breaking down barriers to see the memorials in Washington DC last week. Bill Williams is the organizer of an upcoming Honor Flight to Washington later this month. He says these brave Nebraskans faced a lot worse and all 136 will be on that plane on October 29th
Williams says it is sad that the veterans have been “caught” in a political standoff on Capitol Hill and one result is the closing of our public memorials. He says no matter what all the veterans will be on that plane on October 29th, “with wire cutters in hand”.
Those selected for the Honor Flight were planning to visit the Korean War, WWII, Vietnam Wall and the Vietnam Wall memorials. They also planned to stop at Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown Solders before heading back to Nebraska the same day. Williams is hoping the issues in Washington are settled and the memorials are back open long before the Honor Flight later this month.