What a glorious way to spend our nation’s birthday. “President Roosevelt” enjoyed a three day stay in “Nebraska’s Fourth of July City” — Seward, Nebraska. Sharing the stage with Winston Churchill (portrayed by the enormously talented Ted Kachel) was a blast. The two WWII leaders offered thoughts and wisdom on their shared experiences and leadership roles.
We delivered a “live” Fireside Chat over the radio, presented a session on leadership to Nebraska National Guard officers and enlisted men, gave presentations to packed museum audiences and conducted a question and answer session following a FDR documentary screening at a historic local theater. Of course, we led the Fourth of July Parade in vintage WWII era jeeps.
The hospitality provided by Museum Director Jerry Meyer and numerous sponsors was first class. It is always such a thrill to find hidden treasures in our nation such as Seward, Nebraska–a small town with a big heart that epitomizes “Americana.”