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As a chaotic scene unfolded in our nation's capitol, 92 veterans from our area and their guardians were there, on an Honor Flight. They were always safe. But when everything happened, they were about two miles away, at the World War II Memorial. They learned what was happening. But those who were there say, it was just one more thing in an already stressful day, and they were dealing with it.

Coming into this week, many weren't sure they'd be able to see all the monuments built for them because of the government shutdown. But in a move Wednesday, lawmakers raised enough money to pay for security guards at the Memorial, ensuring our group could get past the barricades.

The group though, got a late start after an owl got stuck in the engine of the plane coming to Quad City International to pick up our veterans and take them to Washington. A mechanic inspected and cleared it, and the flight did take off.

Representative Bruce Braley tells us he was with the veterans when they got the news. "I've got to tell you, these World War II, Vietnam and Korean veterans have seen so much in their lives, that none of them seem to be too ruffled by the news of what was happening at the capitol." In fact, he says the veterans were more concerned about staffers at the capitol than anything else.

But with an all clear, our vets were able to see virtually all of the monuments on their itinerary.

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