RIVERSIDE, IL: George Buss, a President Lincoln interpreter for over 30 years, is reprising his legendary role for Memorial Day. He will be performing Lincoln’s second inaugural address (1865), sad yet triumphant. The nation’s emotion at the time of the address, at the end of slavery and beginning of Reconstruction, perfectly fits that of the nation today through concerns of our own reconstruction.
Riverside’s local American Legion Post 488 usually participates in the town’s annual Memorial Day program at St. Mary’s Parish led by Thomas Sisulak. This year, COVID-19 has canceled that event, leading Post 488 to improvise.
The address will air free of charge via Zoom on Memorial Day, May 25 at 3 pm. and is open to the public. Please follow American Legion Post 488 on Facebook @americanlegionriverside, and see more information on our website: https://americanlegionpost488.weebly.com/ Biography information for the incredible Mr. Buss can be found at: http://www.georgebecomeslincoln.com.
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