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D.C. Honors Veterans In Memorial Day Parade

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This year's parade will feature a special tribute to the veterans served and sacrificed in Iraq, and parade organizers say all veterans of the war in Iraq are invited to participate.

The parade will also include a commemoration of the start of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, as well as continuing commemorations of the 70th and 60th anniversaries of World War II and the Korean War.

The parade starts at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon and will step off at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Streets, NW. It will proceed west down Constitution, past the White House, ending at 17th Street.

The parade will include nearly 200 elements, including marching bands, active duty and retired military units, youth groups, and parade floats.

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'Fresh Air' Remembers 'Nightmare' Director Wes Craven

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Why Are We Drawn To Heirloom Fruits And Veggies? They're 'Edible Memory'

Heirloom foods have grown in popularity, making their way into gardens, farms, farmers markets and restaurants. A sociologist says they offer a powerful emotional and physical connection to the past.
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Where Should Rockville's Confederate Soldier Go? The County Wants Your Vote.

You can vote by email in favor of one of five locations for the statue, which is currently outside the Red Brick Courthouse.

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Drone Crash At U.S. Open; New York City Teacher Arrested

The black, shoebox-sized drone flew over the court at Louis Armstrong Stadium during a second-round match and then crashed into empty seats and broke apart.

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