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Alabama to mark Confederate Memorial Day

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama is marking Confederate Memorial Day with a day off for state workers.

State offices will be closed Monday for the holiday.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy will hold an event at the Capitol to honor Confederate dead. The ceremony will include a tolling bell as descendants of Confederate soldiers read the names of their ancestors.

More than 30,000 Alabamians died in the Civil War.

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