The "greatest" generation saved the world from the likes of the Empire of Japan, the German Third Reich and the other Axis powers. They have a unique story to tell, and every day there are hundreds fewer story-tellers to pass on their legacy. The Lodi Sunrise Rotary Club presents you with a unique opportunity to hear one of America's Patriot's from the "Greatest Generation" -
LISTEN TO HISTORY SPEAK!
Wednesday, December 14th - 2016
Lodi American Legion Post #22
320 N. Washington Street - Lodi, California
This is your chance to listen to local World War II and Korean veteran, and 3-time Purple Heart recipient Ted Salisbury, talk about his experiences during some of the most impactful battles of World War II (Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Guam, Iwo Jima) and the Battle of Inchon during the Korean War. This is a ONCE IN A LIFETIME Experience!
“Yes I did (see the raising of the Flag on Iwo Jima), and it didn't mean a damn thing to me.
The bottom of the (fox) hole looked better than the flag to me" - Ted Salisbury, on the Iwo Jima Flag raising while the battle raged.
11:00am - Doors Open
11:30am - Lunch is Served (for those that purchased in advance $20 p/p)
12:00pm - 1:00pm Presentation by Ted Salisbury
DAY-OF EVENT PURCHASE
$10 per person (lunch NOT included). You are welcome to bring your own lunch! Pay at the door!
100% of all proceeds will be donated to the Lodi American Legion to help fund their various Veterans Programs.
Ted Salisbury Links:
Three-Time Purple Heart Recipient to speak in Lodi December 14th (Lodi News Sentinel)
Iwo Jima (PBS America - May 2012 - Ted at :50 of the video)
From Stockton to Iwo Jima and Back Again (Recordnet - June 2014)
When the Pacific was anything but Peaceful (Recordnet - Aug 2010)
The Battle for Iwo Jima (Military Documentary - circa 1945)