Amelia Broadway dressed as Abraham Lincoln for her Girl Scout troop’s Election Day trip to the National Constitution Center.
“He’s my favorite president, and he stopped slavery,” she said, although she did not think much of her hero’s beard. “It’s itchy, and it gets in my mouth.”
Amelia had heeded the Constitution Center’s call to visit on Election Day dressed as a U.S. president. Her reward was to stand on a stage in the Grand Hall Lobby and take the Oath of Office, administered by a Thomas Jefferson portrayer. Her friend, Rylee Decker, dressed as George Washington, accompanied her.
Afterward, the Perseverance Jazz Band played “Hail to the Chief,” and she was interviewed by a radio reporter.
“In the end, it is not the years in your life that count, it is the life in your years,” she told the reporter, quoting Lincoln.