TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- World War II veterans trying to visit their memorial in Washington amid the shutdown have drawn a lot of attention.
The Republican National Committee announced it would pay to keep that monument open for the next 30 days. That meant this group was able to get a look.
Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins and Senator Jerry Moran helped host a group of 85 WWII veterans with the Heartland Honor Flight.
Veterans from Topeka, Leavenworth, Lawrence and several Missouri towns took the trip.
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