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Vets, politicians meet at WW II memorial in DC

Updated: 2013-10-02T20:50:57Z

By DAVE HELLING

You’ll see, read, and hear more about this in the next few days, but Kansas City-area vets completed their trip to the World War II memorial in Washington Wednesday — where nearly the entire local congressional delegation was on hand.

The concern, of course, was that the memorial would be closed because of the budget impasse.

It wasn’t.

Here’s a picture (from Graves’ office) of Reps. Sam Graves and Emanuel Cleaver. We’re told Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill were there, as were Sens. Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts of Kansas. Rep. Kevin Yoder was also on hand, as was Rep. Vicky Hartzler.

“We were all down there for a reason,” Blunt said Wednesday morning. “The barricades were up before the Kansas City folks got there. They were moved out of the way... We wanted to tell them thank you for your service.

“I was glad to be able to be a part of that.”

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