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William and Sue Wills will portray Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
Friday, September 20, 2013
The National D-Day Memorial is gearing up for the fall season by hosting a special event to pay tribute to Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower on what would have been his 123rd birthday.
In 2012, guests had the opportunity to meet “Ike and Mamie” during a special luncheon. This year, attendees will have a chance to learn about the public and private lives of President Franklin Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
The Roosevelts held their White House positions longer than any other couple; however, sometimes forgotten are the stories of two young people who fell in love and the years of triumphs and tragedies that shaped their personalities and their relationship, which led up to 1932 election.
The fundraising event will take place at the D-Day Memorial in Bedford on Oct. 13. Lunch, which will feature Franklin Roosevelt’s favorite foods, is at 1:30 p.m. (hors d’oeuvres at 1 p.m.) followed by a performance at 2:30 p.m.
Guests will hear personal stories about the 32nd president and the First Lady, performed by William and Sue Wills, a veteran acting and writing team.
After 20 years of operating their own theatrical company in Ocean City, Md., the Willses have brought to life the stories of 33 different presidential couples. The y have appeared together on stage more than 8,000 times.
The event will include music, the performance, lunch, take-home recipes from the Roosevelt s’ collection and a silent auction.
Advance tickets are required and seating is limited. Tickets for lunch and the performance are $35 per person or $60 per couple. Tickets for the performance only are $15 per person.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call586-3329 or visit the Bedford Area Welcome Center.
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