Millions of Americans have worn the uniform of our country, and each of them has a story to tell. The American Veterans Center works to preserve and share some of the most unique and incredible stories of America’s greatest heroes. In our quarterly publication American Valor Quarterly, veterans share their own stories, in their own words. You can now access all issues of AVQ here on our website! Read More
Among the 80 men who took part in the legendary Doolittle Raid was Edward Saylor, a young engineer-gunner who volunteered to join Doolittle on his daring mission. On January 28, 2015, at the age of 94, Lt. Colonel Edward Saylor passed away. Please take a moment to watch Saylor’s story, and to remember his service and the service of his brave comrades. Read More
"Guarding Their Legacy - Honoring Their Sacrifice," the tagline of the AVC, is also the title of our new series of veterans' oral histories. Tune in every few weeks to watch a new story from those who have served with honor over the last 75 years of American military history. Donald Mates of the Third Marine Division saw some of the greatest action in the Pacific Theater of World War II at the Battle of Iwo Jima. After seeing combat in Guam, Mates was sent to Iwo Jima with the Fourth Platoon, tasked with locating the dangerous Japanese spigot mortars. At age 89, Mates reflects on his experience in one of the most grueling battles of the Second World War. Read More
The World War II Veterans Committee's 2015 Commemorative calendar, featuring the Heroes of WWII, is now available for purchase.
A great gift, quantities are limited, so order your copy today!
SILENT SOLDIERS Spellbound Pictures presents "Silent Soldiers," a song giving a voice and paying tribute to America's servicemen and women. A portion of the proceeds go to the American Veterans Center, helping us fulfill our mission of preserving the legacy and honoring the sacrifice of America's veterans. AVC is always proud to pass along the stories of our country's heroes, encouraging its citizens to recognize their sacrifices.