70 years ago, the German offensive known as the Battle of the Bulge began, plunging the Allies deeper into Western Front, and proving that the war in Europe would not be over by Christmas. Over the years at AVC we have collected numerous stories and oral histories from World War II veterans that were among the brave men who endured freezing temperatures and lack of food in the forests of the Ardennes Region. We are currently highlighting Lieutenant Colonel James Maggie Megellas of the 82nd Airborne Division for his acts of valor towards the end of the harsh winter battle. Read More
CPO Chris Kyle has proved to be an American hero on and off the battlefield, recognizing the importance of giving back to America's veterans. Kyle coined the phrase "It is our duty to serve those who serve us," demonstrating his love for his country and its defenders. At the 2013 American Veterans Center Honors, AVC recognized Kyle's service and the legacy he left among our nation's servicemen and women. 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. Brigadier General Steve Ritchie, United States Air Force veteran is one of five "Flying Aces" and the only Air Force Ace Pilot of the Vietnam War, downing five enemy aircrafts throughout the war. Ritchie talks about his experience flying the F-104 Starfighter, as well as the F-4 Phantom II, and the tactics the USAF used to ensure the highest level of success for their pilots. A decorated veteran, Ritchie has earned the Air Force Cross, four Silver Stars, and ten Distinguished Flying Crosses throughout his military career, among many other awards. 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.