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Freestate Happy Wanderers sponsors annual 9/11 memorial walk from Montpelier Mansion

Freestate Happy Wanderers sponsors annual 9/11 memorial walk from Montpelier Mansion

A scorching hot day, with temperatures climbing into the mid-90s and humidity soaring, didn't stop 106 people from participating in the annual 9/11 Memorial Walk at South Laurel's Montpelier Mansion. 

Sponsored by the Freestate Happy Wanderers, a walking club that is part of the American Volkssport Association, the 5- or 10-kilometer walk Saturday, Sept. 6 offered the traditional "fun, fitness and fellowship" that is the group's motto.

But it had a serious aim as well: to honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Participants wore badges with the photograph and name of a victim and, at the end the walk through South Laurel's residential...

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