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McDonnell did not repeat the error he made last year by celebrating confederate history by omitting the mention of slavery.

This morning, he told the crowds of hundreds that slavery undermined the ideals on which the country was founded, and that the constitution didn't become itself until the constitution was amended.

The biggest concern for the National Park Service, which is overseeing this event, will probably be the dangerous heat expected over the next few days. So far, only six people have been treated for heat exhaustion, but the crowd is also much smaller than expected – likely because of that heat.

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