Weekly Luncheon & Program
V-E Day (May 8) Remembered, 1945-2010
introduced by Lion Alan Ford
“There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot
at without result.” – Winston
May 8, 2010, marks the 65th
anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany — the end of the European portion of the biggest war the world has ever seen. Five of our current Lion members
served overseas in that war, and it is fitting that we honor them for their
service on this occasion.
Lion Art Day was a freshman at Indiana
University when the United States was drawn into World War II. By the end
of the war, he had learned to fly the largest single-engine fighter plane of
its time, he had flown across much of Europe, and he had been shot at
repeatedly! He went on to serve his country for thirty more years,
including a tour in Vietnam, flying progressively faster and more capable
planes such as the F-4 Phantom. Lt. Col Art Day retired to Austin in 1975, and
has been a member of the Austin Downtown Lions Club since 1987.
Hear Lion Art recount his experiences as a young
P-47 pilot thrown into the meat-grinder of World War II, and his feelings when
the war ended. Help us recognize all our WWII veterans for the sacrifices
they made to ensure our freedom.
Please register before 6 pm Wednesday.