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.
Over the years at AVC we have collected numerous stories of black patriots, many of whose stories have historically been overlooked.
In honor of Black History Month, we have gathered various clips paying tribute to our nation’s African American heroes, from the American Revolution through today.
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.
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
Thanks to all who took part in the AVC’s 19th Annual Veterans Day Conference and Honors.
Learn more about some of the most important work we do to connect generations of Americans.
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!