2016 Memorial Day Parade

2016 National Memorial Day Parade

On Monday, May 30, 2016, the National Memorial Day Parade will commence at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Streets, NW.

Join AVC for the parade, now in its 11th year!

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The Honors, A Salute to American Heroes

2015 AVC Honors

AVC’s Emmy-winning program, “The Honors – A Salute to American Heroes” brought together military heroes from World War II to the present day.

Full program available here.

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AVC Oral Histories

Thomas Mangrum

US Army veteran Thomas Mangrum Sr talks about his experience serving with the 761st Tank Battalion, a unit that made history as the first African-American soldiers to see combat.

During World War II, the unit saw some of the heaviest fighting during the Battle of the Bulge.

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Saluting Fallen Heroes

Carlos Santos-Silva

In honor of the upcoming Military Appreciation Month, we will be saluting fallen heroes every Monday throughout May, leading up to the last Monday, Memorial Day.

Learn about fallen hero Carlos Santos-Silva here.

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The Doolittle Raid

Lt. Col. Edward Saylor

On April 18, 1942, 80 crewmen on 16 B-25 bombers launched from the deck of the USS Hornet, deep in enemy waters in the Pacific.

Learn about the story of the Doolittle Raid through the eyes of LTC Edward Saylor, Engineer-Gunner on Plane #15.

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Congrats to Contest Winner

Veterans Video History Contest Winner

Congrats to high school student Evan Warner, winner of AVC’s Veterans Video History Contest!

The contest urges high school students to take part in the mission of preserving the legacy of America’s heroes by collecting oral histories from veterans.

Watch Evan’s Video here!

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