Actors Re-Enact Washington’s Crossing Of The Delaware
December 26, 2013 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
WASHINGTON CROSSING, Pa. (UPI) — Hundreds gathered on the banks of the Delaware River to see the 61st annual re-enactment of George Washington’s famous crossing from Pennsylvania to New Jersey.
John Godzieba — whose quest to portray Washington for a three-year term at the Christmas Day re-enactments was chronicled by a documentary produced by the (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger — led more than a hundred actors portraying Washington’s Continental Army troops for a re-enactment of the crossing that allowed the revolutionaries to mount a surprise attack and turn the tide of the Revolutionary War, the Star-Ledger reported Thursday.
“It’s a lot of work, understanding the role,” Godzieba said. “A couple of my officers are on sick call today so we’re making do without them.”