Gettysburg Address 2020
A bucket list goal of someone, like me, who performs as Abraham Lincoln is to do his Gettysburg Address at the National Cemetery in Gettysburg. I was able to do just that on May 18 for about 150 students, some parents and assorted tourists.
It was great, what a thrill and what fun, especially seeing tourists' faces as they entered the grounds seeing Lincoln doing his historic address.
Mel Maurer is a retired Manager of Information Technology. In retirement, he has pursued his passion for writing, speaking and American History - focusing on The Civil War with special emphasis on Abraham Lincoln. He is a member, past president, and past Historian of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable and Lifetime member of The Lincoln Forum; a member of the Association of Lincoln Presenter (ALP); a former member of the Titanic Historic Society; a member of the National MS Society’s Volunteer Hall of Fame and a Presenter for the Institute in Learning in Retirement (ILR). As a speaker, he writes and speaks on a variety of topics including the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, The Titanic, and performs in one man shows as President Lincoln, Archibald Grace IV (Titanic survivor), Teddy Roosevelt, Wyatt Earp, Ernest Hemingway, and Clint Hill (Secret Service Agent for Jackie Kennedy).