Abraham Lincoln recounted his early years touching especially on his birth and ties to Kentucky. He concluded his program with the Gettysburg Address not only one of his most famous speeches, but one of the most famous speeches of all times and recognized by all Americans.
After his 45 minute performance Mr. Sayre fielded questions from the audience for another 15 minutes. What was amusing to me was the fact that nearly everyone in the audience began their question with the words ”Mr. President.” I think it was a testimony to both Sayres’ performance as a very believable Lincoln and also the impact that the16th President had on this country. The fact that we have celebrated Abraham Lincolns birthday (and now President’s Day) for only two preidents in the history of the USA speaks volumes. And I guess when a man looking as much like Lincoln as Sayre does walks into the room it is onlt natural to say, Good Evening, Mr. President.”