Zamperini to Speak at JSerra Friday

Join JSerra in welcoming Louis Zamperini, as our first Distinguished Speakers Series guest, Friday, September 7 at 11 a.m. in the JSerra Pavilion.

Zamperini once a world record holder of the high school 5000-meter for the fastest time, and a graduate of the University of Southern California, joined the United States Air Corps as a bombardier in the South Pacific during World War ll.

“When you reach the end of your rope and there’s nowhere else to turn,” said Zamperini, “…you’re gonna turn and look up. So that’s all we did on the raft was pray morning, noon and night, [after our plane went down].”

Zamperini’s encouraging journey, has been documented in Pulitzer Prize winning author, Laura Hillenbrand’s latest book, UNBROKEN:  Louis Zamperini’s Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption.