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Historic Re-Enactors: Playing War In A Time of War

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Over the weekend, hundreds of re-enactors gathered on the banks of the Saranac River, to recreate the Battle of Plattsburgh. Re-enactments are hugely popular in the North Country. With elaborate costumes and historically accurate weapons, hobbyists relive the frontier days, the French and Indian War, and the Revolutionary War.
This summer's make-believe battles are being fought at a time when the U-S finds itself embroiled in a war that's all too real. As Brian Mann reports, many re-enactors describe their hobby as a way of honoring soldiers who endure the real thing.

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