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Thousands of people converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall on Sunday morning and tore down the barricades blocking it off, protesting the closure of the memorial during the federal government shutdown.
U.S. Park Police arrested a man who carried an unloaded rifle and ammunition at the World War II Memorial Sunday.
World War II veterans who have traveled from across the country to the federal memorial that honors them are not being denied access, despite the government shutdown.
They are often called the "Greatest Generation," and on Saturday, about 700 World War II veterans finally got to see the D.C. memorial that had been built and dedicated to them in 2004.
Veterans and their families gathered Monday at the World War II Memorial for the 68th anniversary of Victory Over Japan Day, which commemorates the day Japan surrendered to the U.S. in 1945.