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African American Civil War Re-Enactors, left, listen to speeches during a Veterans Day Wreath Laying and Commemoration at the African American Civil War Museum on Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Monday, November 11, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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African American Civil War Re-Enactors listen to speeches during a Veterans Day Wreath Laying and Commemoration at the African American Civil War Museum on Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Monday, November 11, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Tuskegee Airman Major Louis Anderson Jr. holds up his Congressional Medal of Honor, presented to him by Rep. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D-D.C.) during a Veterans Day Wreath Laying and Commemoration at the African American Civil War Museum on Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Monday, November 11, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Tuskegee Airman Major Louis Anderson Jr. holds up his Congressional Medal of Honor, presented to him by Rep. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D-D.C.) during a Veterans Day Wreath Laying and Commemoration at the African American Civil War Museum on Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Monday, November 11, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Original Tuskegee Airman William "Bill" Fauntroy, right, watches as Rep. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D-D.C.), presents Tuskegee Airman Major Louis Anderson Jr., center, with the Congressional Medal of Honor during a Veterans Day Wreath Laying and Commemoration at the African American Civil War Memorial on Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Monday, November 11, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Left to right: Documented original Tuskegee Airmen Dr. Ivan Ware, Major Anderson Jr., and William "Bill" Fauntroy lower their heads during a prayer at a Veterans Day Wreath Laying and Commemoration at the African American Civil War Memorial on Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Monday, November 11, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A female RE-Enactor of Distinction who play African American Ladies of the Civil War stands in front of Civil War infantry soldiers as they stand at attention at a Veterans Day Wreath Laying and Commemoration at the African American Civil War Memorial on Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Monday, November 11, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Joshuah Terry, 8, of St., Mary's County, left, and Wyatt Harris, 10, of Bowie, Md., second from left, dressed as Civil War infantry soldiers stand at attention along side Female RE-Enactors of Distinction who play African American Ladies of the Civil War, right, at a Veterans Day Wreath Laying and Commemoration at the African American Civil War Memorial on Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Monday, November 11, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Joshuah Terry, 8, of St., Mary's County, left, and Wyatt Harris, 10, of Bowie, Md., center, dressed as Civil War infantry soldiers stand at attention at a Veterans Day Wreath Laying and Commemoration at the African American Civil War Memorial on Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Monday, November 11, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Dorothy Stevens (left) and Helen Hassell of the group Freed - Female Re-enactors of Distinction — chat at the reception celebrating the reopening of the African American Civil War Museum in Washington on Monday, July 18, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Women with the group Freed — Female Re-enactors of Distinction — led by Dorothy Stevens (right) and Judy Williams (second from right), get into formation to march across Vermont Avenue Northwest during the reopening celebration for the African American Civil War Museum in Washington on Monday, July 18, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Ashaun Askew, 11, of Hyattsville, Md., stands in formation as a group of volunteers dressed in Civil War uniforms prepare to march across Vermont Avenue Northwest to the opening reception for the African American Civil War Museum in Washington on Monday, July 18, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Don Francisco (left) and Staff Sgt. Kara Loyal of the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps march across Vermont Avenue Northwest as they lead a group of volunteers dressed in Civil War-era clothing and guests to the opening reception of the African American Civil War Museum in Washington on Monday, July 18, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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James Thomas of Accokeek, Md., chats with fellow volunteers dressed in Civil War uniforms as they prepare to march across Vermont Avenue Northwest to the ceremonial reopening of the African American Civil War Museum on Monday, July 18, 2011, in Washington. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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The new location of the African American Civil War Museum at 1925 Vermont Ave. NW in Washington provides about 5,000 square feet after a $5 million renovation. The original location on U Street Northwest had about 700 square feet. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (right) talks with Frank Smith, founder and director of the African American Civil War Museum, at the reopening ceremony at museum's new location at 1925 Vermont Ave. NW in Washington on Monday, July 18, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Frank Smith, founder and executive director of the African American Civil War Museum, along with Yvette Alexander (right), cuts the ribbon to the entrance of the museum's new location on Vermont Ave Northwest in Washington on Monday, July 18, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)