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From left, Helen Hassell, Pat Tyson and Judy Williams, wear their Civil War era clothing as they wait for the National Memorial Day Parade to start, near the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Monday, May 30, 2011. The women are with the group "FREED" - Female Re-enactors of Distinction, from the African-American Civil War Memorial and Museum in D.C. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)
Photo by: Drew Angerer
From left, Helen Hassell, Pat Tyson and Judy Williams, wear their Civil War era clothing as they wait for the National Memorial Day Parade to start, near the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Monday, May 30, 2011. The women are with the group "FREED" - Female Re-enactors of Distinction, from the African-American Civil War Memorial and Museum in D.C. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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