Today, 12 Oct 2013, an Honor Flight has departed Nashville Airport en route to Washington DC. The World War II Veterans of Tennessee will visit their World War II memorial on the Mall. When asked if they were concerned if the barricades of the Obama shutdown would keep them out, they expressed confidence that they would fulfill their mission, as Tennessee Representatives Marsha Blackburn, Dianne Black, and Scott Desjarlais have promised to assist in escorting the Veterans.
The Tennessee Representatives of the 5th, 6th, and 7th Districts have indicated that they will help remove barricades as needed, to any of the Monuments the group of aging Veterans wish to visit.
Honor Flights from Tennessee are scheduled twice a year.