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Uncle Sam

Commentator Marion Roach recalls the first year she rode on a float in Troy, New York's annual Uncle Sam Parade. Sam Wilson is the local man who became known as Uncle Sam for his role in providing provisions to troops in the war of 1812. Roach found herself tossing candy to ungrateful people along the parade route, who simply tossed it back.

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