Re-enactors in military uniforms covering the span of American history, from the Revolution up through World War II and Iraq, will salute military personnel Saturday and Sunday at Bennett Place in Durham.
Re-enactors in military uniforms covering the span of American history, from the Revolution up through World War II and Iraq, will salute military personnel Saturday and Sunday at Bennett Place in Durham. Chuck Liddy News & Observer File Photo
Re-enactors in military uniforms covering the span of American history, from the Revolution up through World War II and Iraq, will salute military personnel Saturday and Sunday at Bennett Place in Durham. Chuck Liddy News & Observer File Photo

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