Olympic distance runner Louis Zamperini survived a WWII plane crash, 47 days adrift in a raft, capture by the Japanese navy and a POW camp. The Oscar nominated movie “Unbroken,” which is based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand, unfolds his story, and his son Luke continues to share it through his insight and perspective.
The Covenant Village of Turlock will host “The True Story of Unbroken with Luke Zamperini,” complete with stories about his father’s life after he returned to the United States, how he found his faith, and ultimately was able to forgive those who had brutally tortured him in the prison camp.
“We plan our programming based on the interests of our residents,” said Laura Bemis, sales director for The Covenant Village of Turlock. “Sometimes it's entertaining, other times it’s educational and sometimes it's inspiring, as it is with this speaker, Luke Zamperini.”
Zamperini’s presentation will bring his father’s story to life and answer questions from the audience.
“Many of our residents were familiar with Louis Zamperini's bravery and faith journey long before the motion picture came out,” said Bemis. “We're excited to hear the story from his son's perspective and how it has shaped his life.”
The event takes place at 1 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Covenant Village of Turlock and seating is limited. To register, visit covenantvillageofturlock.org or call 877-834-1238.