Sharing The Story of Forgiveness With a New Generation
An incredibly powerful part of our outreach is the opportunity to share Louis’ miraculous story of survival, resilience and redemption. As Louis’ son, Luke Zamperini has a unique perspective on what made his dad such an extraordinary person, and is able to convey in terms relatable to today’s youth the power of forgiveness. Both Luke and his son Clay have had the privilege of sharing this amazing story with at-risk youth. Today, Luke continues speaking across the country.
Today, Luke continues to tell the story of his father in many venues and settings. Whether speaking to schools, camps, correctional facilities, churches or businesses, the story continues to be told with detail and insight that can only come from a lifelong relationship with the ‘Great Zamperini.’
"Young people see my grandfather as a role model—an ordinary man with an extraordinary ability to persevere—and it is remarkable to see firsthand the power that his story has on young people. Being able to relay the lessons he taught me in a tangible way and see kids open their hearts to it is the greatest joy I could imagine," Clay Zamperini