Silent Wings Museum to Host Veterans Day Event
The Silent Wings Museum will commemorate our country’s veterans on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11th. All visitors will be welcomed with free admission to the museum and activities throughout the day. The museum opens its doors at 1:00 p.m. The event is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. with the Veterans Day Presidential Proclamation read by the Honorable Mayor Glen Robertson followed by a talk from Jack Woodville London.
Jack Woodville London is a well-known trial attorney, acclaimed author and World War II historian.
A graduate of the University of Texas Law School and a former captain in the US Army Quartermaster Corps, he and his wife, Alice, live in Austin. His publishing credits date back to 1970 when he was elected managing editor of the University of Texas International Law Journal. Since then he has authored a long list of technical articles and papers on evidence, trial and courtroom procedure, aviation law, and product liability law. He has spoken at legal programs throughout the United States and in England, Scotland, Mexico and Canada.
From his days as a U.S. Army quartermaster officer to the lectures he now gives, London has spent much of his life exploring a deep interest in World War II and its effects on the home front—particularly small towns. Born out of that deep interest is The Letter Project, a nationwide project to collect, dust off and showcase letters to and from veterans of all wars (http://jwlbooks.com/about-2/). The afternoon will close with a reception, hors d’oeuvres and the Jazz Alley ensemble performing live swing music.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
1 p.m.: Doors open, free admission
2 p.m.: Opening Ceremony; Veterans Day Presidential Proclamation followed by a talk from Jack Woodville London
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Afternoon Reception begins; Hors D’oeuvres and Live Swing Music by Jazz Alley