Austin Founder Lions Club

Weekly Luncheon & Program

  • 06 May 2010
  • 11:55 AM - 12:59 PM
  • Wells Fargo Bank, 400 W. 15th Street, 3rd floor Auditorium


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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 Churchill

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. 

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