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MONROE,La. (KNOE 8 News)- Our nation is almost two weeks into a partial government shutdown and some veterans says they've had enough.

Pat LeBlac and two sisters made the drive from south Louisiana,to protest the government shutdown in honor of their veteran father.

"The memorial thing and the death of the soldiers who are not getting their burials paid for and the money to their widows and families its just horrendous" says LeBlanc.

Hundreds gathered in Washington on Sunday for the "Million Vet March" protesting the stalemate in Washington and its effect on those who have served our country.

More than a dozen people gathered at Monroe City Hall for the same purpose.

Rally organizer, Chuck Johns, knew that if he staged his own march he wouldn't be alone.

"Not everyone can make it to dc not everyone could make it on short notice I certainly couldn't and we needed to come together to show support for what they are doing in DC" says Johns.

With Johns' help, local veterans and their families had a chance to stand up and try to make a difference.

"Come in his honor he was a veteran that fought hard for this country we would not have the patriotism we have for our country if it wasn't for them" says LeBlanc.

Those in attendance say they will continue to fight to defend those who defended us.

 

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