DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - The National Museum of the United States Air Force reopened Thursday, after being closed for 16 days due to the government shutdown, and already people were at the door the see all that's inside.
"This belongs to the people. We need this open," said Ken Reinke, a Vietnam veteran. "It should never have been shut down. I'm just glad to see it's open right now."
Ken and Leanna Reinke traveled all the way from Northglen, Colorado to see the world's largest aviation museum and were afraid they'd miss it because of the shutdown.
"My husband was looking so forward to having the museum open so this morning when we found out we could come we were both delighted," Lenna said.
Gary Long from Minnesota had never visited the museum before and he feared he might miss his only chance to see planes he once flew in Vietnam.
"We planned this reunion three years ago here at this time we were kind of disappointed that it was not open because we had a lot of things scheduled to do for the two or three days were here, but fortunately it's open now," Long said.
According to Museum Director Retired Lt. Gen. Jack Hudson , it literally took an act of congress to get it reopened.
We got the go ahead from the Air Force about 7:30 this morning," said Hudson.
For information on upcoming events and activities, check the museum's website at www.nationalmusem.af.mil or call (937) 255-3286.
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