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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Watch the 2016 NMD Parade

Watch the 2016 Memorial Day Parade

The National Memorial Day Parade takes place on Monday, May 30 at 2pm along Constitution Avenue in our nation’s capital.

The parade is televised and streamed LIVE and is made available across the nation and the globe.

Watch it here!

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AVC Oral Histories

Colonel Anthony Wood

During his second tour in Vietnam, Colonel Anthony Wood was tasked with planning and executing the evacuation of Saigon, the capital city of South Vietnam.

When the city fell to the NVA on April 30, 1975, he worked with about 100 American civilian volunteers who assumed great risk in helping Vietnamese citizens flee from the collapsing city.

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Saluting Fallen Heroes

Samuel Griffith

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 Major Samuel Griffith 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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Become a Part of History

Veterans Video History Contest

AVC is excited to announce the launch of the 3rd annual 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.

Learn more here!

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