Updated: 10/03/2013 2:26 PM |
Created: 10/03/2013 2:25 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A group of New Mexico veterans decided they wouldn't let a government shutdown prevent them from seeing the memorials erected in their honor.
On Thursday, a spokeswoman for Senator Tom Udall told KOB Eyewitness News 4 the Honor Flight group of more than two dozen veterans visited the World War II Memorial without problems.
"They were so great, it was a fantastic experience," Sen. Udall's spokeswoman Jennifer Talhelm wrote to KOB. "Tom was really glad to be able to greet them, along with Senator Heinrich and Rep. Pearce -- a few pleasant bipartisan moments during this difficult time."
Honor Flight is a non-profit organization dedicated to transporting veterans from across the country to Washington, D.C.
The New Mexico veterans will return from their trip on Friday.