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Military kids' group marching in Trump parade causes confusion

January 4, 2017
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© Getty Images After President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural committee released a list last week of parade participants for the Jan. 20 event, some were confused by the listing of a group that no one could at first confirm existed — "Kids Overseas." The list of 40 groups marching in Washington included "Kids Overseas," allegedly from Richmond Hill, Ga., prompting Georgians to wonder who exactly it was that would be filling Georgia's tradition of sending a band to perform in inaugurations. A local news reporter wrote in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "People in Richmond Hill, a city in southeast Georgia between Fort Stewart and Savannah, were stumped. Nobody at City Hall had heard of Kids Overseas. The local chamber of commerce was equally mystified." The group, it turns out, is not from Georgia at all. It consists of 20 eighth graders in a history class at a Defense Department school whose parents are sailors stationed at U.S. Naval Air...

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