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Memorial Day services at Evergreen Cemetery

Historical reenactors march to honor the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, and butterflies are released to honor fallen soldiers. Photos by Julia Moss, The Gazette

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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Left to right, Sergeant Major Matt Antoine and First Sergeant Andrew Bell unfurl flags and prepare themselves before marching at Evergreen Cemetery to honor the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, and remember George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, as well as all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

The 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, marches to honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Regimental Sergeant Major George Payton Jr. and Sergeant Major Matt Antoine lead the rest of the Buffalo Soldiers and other families who gathered at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and remember George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, as well as all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette.

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Regimental Sergeant Major George Payton Jr. and Sergeant Major Matt Antoine place flags to honor the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, and remember George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, as well as all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

JULIA MOSS, THE GAZETTE

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

JULIA MOSS, THE GAZETTE

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Staff Sergeant Richard R. Smith the Thrid, who joined the Army Air Corps of the 8th Service on January 7, 1942, shakes Sergeant Major Matt Antoine's hand to thank him after witnessing the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families release butterflies at Evergreen Cemetery to remember fallen soldiers after witnessing the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families release butterflies at Evergreen Cemetery to remember fallen soldiers after witnessing the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Left to right, Tristen, 2, and Jonas, 4, marvel at the monarch butterfly on their mother, Amanda Dunlap's hand while Brian Dunlap holds an umbrella to protect them from the rain during the butterfly release, sponsored by Evergreen Cemetery Benevolence Society, symbolizing soldiers who died serving their country Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Left to right, Sergeant Major Matt Antoine and First Sergeant Andrew Bell unfurl flags and prepare themselves before marching at Evergreen Cemetery to honor the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, and remember George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, as well as all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

The 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, marches to honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Regimental Sergeant Major George Payton Jr. and Sergeant Major Matt Antoine lead the rest of the Buffalo Soldiers and other families who gathered at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and remember George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, as well as all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette.

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Regimental Sergeant Major George Payton Jr. and Sergeant Major Matt Antoine place flags to honor the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, and remember George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, as well as all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Staff Sergeant Richard R. Smith the Thrid, who joined the Army Air Corps of the 8th Service on January 7, 1942, shakes Sergeant Major Matt Antoine's hand to thank him after witnessing the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families release butterflies at Evergreen Cemetery to remember fallen soldiers after witnessing the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families release butterflies at Evergreen Cemetery to remember fallen soldiers after witnessing the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Left to right, Tristen, 2, and Jonas, 4, marvel at the monarch butterfly on their mother, Amanda Dunlap's hand while Brian Dunlap holds an umbrella to protect them from the rain during the butterfly release, sponsored by Evergreen Cemetery Benevolence Society, symbolizing soldiers who died serving their country Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Families gather at Evergreen Cemetery to witness the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the original Buffalo Soldier Regiments, march and honor the memory of George W. Mason, who died in 1929 and rests in Evergreen Cemetery, and all other members of the armed forces who died in service or are currently serving Monday, May 26, 2014. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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