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      Veterans Do 'Happy' Dance in Lynchburg

      Lynchburg, VA - They get downtown every Friday, but Friday the Monument Terrace Troop Rally veterans really got down.

      The veterans and supporters danced to the Pharrell Williams song "Happy" Friday afternoon. They'll appear in a promotional video the city is making to celebrate Lynchburg being named one of America's Healthiest and Happiest cities in a recent Gallup poll.

      Participants are also mindful of the reason why they meet, though.

      "The month of March, last month, for the first time in over 12 years we've had no casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq. So that's a very good celebration right there," said Troop Rally Organizer Steve Bozeman.

      Friday was the 643rd weekly rally. The veterans will continue to meet every Friday until American forces are out of Afghanistan.

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