Meet Louie Liberty, Liberty Elementary School's new mascot.
Louie is named after WWII veteran, Louis Zamperini. On December 25, 2014 a film titled "Unbroken" by Universal Pictures debuted in theaters. The film recounted the amazing life events of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner and World War II bombardier who survived a horrific plane crash, weeks adrift in shark-infested waters and 28 months of starvation and torture in Japanese prison camps. Louis suffered major bouts of depression following those experiences, but later in life, picked himself back up, forgave all of those who had played a role in his terrible imprisonment, and led a life focused on helping his fellow human beings. Louis Zamperini can be an inspiration to us all and will serve Liberty Elementary students as a positive role model.
He was born Louis Silvie "Louie" Zamperini January 26, 1917 in Olean, NY. He died July 2, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. He married Cynthia Applewhite and had two children a daughter, Cissy Zamperini, and a son, Luke Zamperini.