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March for Veterans to Be Held Sunday in Kennewick

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A movement across the country called the Million Vet March is getting off the ground in the Tri-Cities. A movement across the country called the Million Vet March is getting off the ground in the Tri-Cities.

KENNEWICK, Wash. - NBC Right Now digging deeper into the government shutdown and its effect on daily life for people all over the country. One of the most controversial issues is the closure of our nation's monuments and memorials and now that fight is going local.

A movement across the country called the Million Vet March is getting off the ground in the Tri-Cities. 

Thousands of people are expected to rally at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Sunday and a local effort is making sure you can take part on this side of the nation. 

Since the shutdown earlier this month, stories of veterans being turned away from memorials of wars they fought in have caused outrage and controversy.

This weekend's march at Columbia Park in Kennewick is meant to raise awareness about the issue.

"To access their memorials. I mean, they more than deserve that. Just coming together and spreading awareness that we have their backs and that we're going to take care of it and we know this is wrong," said organizer Kelsey Blair France.

The march here in Kennewick will begin on Sunday at noon. The two mile route starts and ends at the Regional Veterans Memorial in Columbia Park. You're invited to bring flags, dress patriotically and carry signs as long as they are appropriate.

 

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