A Highlight Event of the Stars and Stripes Festival on Saturday, May 26th, 2018
Dr. Hal “Toby” Raper portrays President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
All events are Free and Open to the Public and are sponsored by The Town of Chesapeake Beach with contributions from the local community
Saturday: May 26th
At Veterans’ Memorial Park, located at the crossroads of Route 260 and Route 261 in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Hal “Toby” Raper portrays President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Dr. Raper as Franklin Roosevelt will deliver the keynote address at the Opening Ceremony of the Stars & Stripes Festival on May 26 at Veterans’ Memorial Park. He will deliver a perspective on patriotism and the true meaning of Memorial Day through the eyes of our 32nd President, FDR.
Dr. Raper was born in old Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta and grew up on the grounds of the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, the polio treatment center started by FDR. His father headed the department of Internal Medicine and his mother was a former physical therapist. Both of his parents knew FDR himself.
Dr. Raper serves on the State Advisory Board for Roosevelt’s Little White House where he gives tours, talks and impersonations to help preserve the memories of FDR and his time in Georgia.
This event is free and open to the public.
In the late afternoon on Saturday, May 26th, there will be a reception with Dr. Raper as FDR at Mamma Lucia on the Bay in Chesapeake Beach. Members of the Press: Please call Chesapeake Beach Town Hall for details: 410-257-2230.