What is the Jerry Fest?

Jerry Fest is a virtual screening series with Q&A sessions , during the week of Veterans Day, in celebration of WWII veteran Jerry Yellin and Louisa Merino’s just completed documentary, “Jerry’s Last Mission“.

A free screening link for the film will be activated Monday Nov. 9th and be good through Friday, Nov. 13th.

To get updates and receive the link to watch, follow Jerry’s social media pages or keep an eye on this website and Jerry’s film website.

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Instagram: instagram.com/jerrys_last_mission_film/

Twitter: twitter.com/jerryslastmiss1

Watch the film trailer here:

Feature Film Link

https://jerryslastmission.com/ (free Nov. 9 -13, 2020)

ZOOM Sessions with Q and A

Veterans’ Day – Wednesday November 11. 8:00 PM Eastern Time.
Hosted by Alex Novak publisher of Regnery History

– Producers Melissa Hibbard and Ed Cunningham

– Director Louisa Merino and members of the Yellin family

Join on ZOOM

Wednesday, November 11. 8:00 PM Q and A hosted by David Lynch Foundation

Hosted by David Lynch Foundation CEO Bob Roth, Director of Veterans Programs Vin DeCrescenzo & President of Operation Warrior Shield Ed Schloeman

Jerry’s Last Mission is the powerful story of fighter pilot Jerry Yellin who flew the last combat mission of World War II over Japan and returned home a hero, but led a dark life of survivor’s guilt and daily thoughts of suicide. Married with four sons, Yellin was forced to face his enemy once again when his youngest son moved to Japan and married the daughter of a Kamikaze pilot.

Last Man Standing tells the transformative story of American fighter pilot Jerry Yellin, one of the last living veterans of WWII. Jerry enlisted to fight the Japanese after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He returned home a decorated pilot but suffered severe PTSD for years. It was only when he found Transcendental Meditation, decades later, that he began the road back to himself. Then in the 1980’s, one of his sons moved to Japan and married a Japanese woman – the daughter of a WWII Kamakaze pilot. Jerry was once again confronted with his decades-old fear and hatred as he faced an old enemy as his new family and opened his heart to the possibility of acceptance and love.

Now at the age of 92, Jerry starts a new chapter of his life. After mourning his wife of sixty-five years, he is confronted with the quiet and solitude of growing older and living alone. As he reflects on his remarkable journey he also looks forward to what the future has in store for him. He packs up his house and moves to Florida to make new friends and hopefully find a bit of love and companionship along the way. He travels the globe sharing his inspiring story with audiences both young and old. Last Man Standing offers a unique glimpse into the extraordinary life of a near-centenarian whose goal is to help transform people’s lives.

We are currently in the process of raising funds to complete this film. Want to help?
Go here: https://fundabilities.com/Last-Man-Standing

Wednesday’s trip was Yellin’s first Honor Flight to visit memorials in Washington, D.C., although the resident of Fairfield, Iowa, had seen them several times before. The group departed from the Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing and Fort Wayne International Airport, which began its life as a military air base during WWII.


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Honor Flight Includes Captain Jerry Yellin