American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes

2016 American Valor

American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes is the AVC’s Veterans Day special saluting our military heroes from World War II to the present day.

The 2017 edition of American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes will be filmed on October 28 in Washington, DC, as part of the AVC’s 20th Annual Veterans Conference. Visit the link below to learn more about how you can attend, or to watch last year’s show. Read More

2017 Veterans Day Conference

2017 Veterans Day Conference

Join the American Veterans Center and the World War II Veterans Committee for the 20th Annual Veterans Day Conference, set to take place October 26-28, 2017 in Washington, DC.

The three-day event will feature panels and discussions with America’s most decorated and distinguished veterans and active duty personnel from World War II to the present day.

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AVC Oral Histories

Lt. Jim Downing

Lieutenant Jim Downing, US Navy veteran of World War II, was aboard USS West Virginia on December 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

At the time of this interview, Lieutenant Downing is the 2nd oldest Pearl Harbor survivor at 103 years young.

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World War II Chronicles

WWII Chronicles Week 1

World War II Chronicles is a radio documentary series produced by Radio America and the American Veterans Center.

From overviews of battles to intimate stories of veterans, World War II Chronicles covers the entirety of the US in the conflict, week by week, so don’t forget to subscribe!

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National Memorial Day Parade

2017 National Memorial Day Parade

Our nation’s largest Memorial Day event, The National Memorial Day Parade will take place along Constitution Avenue from 2-4 PM this Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017.

The parade is organized by the American Veterans Center & World War II Veterans Committee, and is now celebrating its 13th year.

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2017 Andrew Goodpaster Prize

2017 Andrew Goodpaster Prize

The American Veterans Center partnered with the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation to present the 10th Annual Andrew Goodpaster Prize & Lecture, honoring excellence in military scholarship.

The event was held on June 27, 2017 at the Army & Navy Club in downtown Washington, DC.

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