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October 7, 2013 2:37PM

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U.S. Army veteran John Esposito, 98, of Scarsdale, New York, who was wounded at the Battle of the Bulge, smiles as he exits the World War II Memorial with his daughter-in-law, Mary, in Washington, D.C. Technically closed due to the government shutdown, Park Service Rangers have allowed anyone to visit the memorial, especially honor flight veterans, after complaints that visitors from the greatest generation should not be denied access. Photo by Mike Theiler U.S. Army veteran John Esposito, 98, of Scarsdale, New York, who was wounded at the Battle of the Bulge, smiles as he exits the World War II Memorial with his daughter-in-law, Mary, in Washington, D.C. Technically closed due to the government shutdown, Park Service Rangers have allowed anyone to visit the memorial, especially honor flight veterans, after complaints that visitors from the greatest generation should not be denied access. Photo by Mike Theiler