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Mourners gather in Raeford, NC to honor life of George Floyd at memorial service

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Mourners gather in Raeford, NC to honor life of George Floyd at memorial serviceThe memorial service is the second to honor the life of George Floyd, following a memorial in Minneapolis. Floyd was born in Raeford, NC.
 
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News video: Memorial Service Held For George Floyd In Brooklyn

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Thousands filled Cadman Plaza as far as the eye could see to honor the life of George Floyd on June 4, 2020. (Credit: CBS2)

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