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Drifting among the tattooed, leather-jacketed Rolling Thunder members were two women in black-hooded hats and ground-length black dresses, and two men in Civil War uniforms.

“We’re here to honor the war dead,” said Georgia Meadows, of Woodbridge, Va., explaining that the Independent Re-enactment Group has mixed with Rolling Thunder for five years.

Yesterday’s program will be remembered by Heidi Forster, 33, of Bethesda, and Gregory Gertner, 30, of Orange County, Calif. She was wearing a long, white wedding dress and posing with Mr. Gertner for photographers at the corner of the Reflecting Pool with the Capitol and Washington Monument in the background.

“We’re getting married at the Mayflower,” Miss Forster said.