Students meet Lt. Colonel Richard E. Cole, the last survivor of the legendary Doolittle Tokyo Raid.

The American Veterans Center and the World War II Veterans Committe’s 21st Annual Conference will take place October 25-27, 2018 in Washington, DC. The three-day event features panels and discussions with America’s most decorated and distinguished veterans and active duty personnel from World War II to the present day. The event proves  to be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to spend a weekend in the company of heroes. 

The event also includes:

To learn more about the Conference, call 703-302-1012 ext. 227 or e-mail the AVC. Below are some highlights from the 2017 conference.


AVC’s 20th Annual Conference featured military heroes from World War II through today, with some special highlights:

  • The Battle of Midway: 75th Anniversary
    • A Panel of veterans from the historic battle, along with a military historian 
  • Legends of World War II
    • Featuring a hero of the Doolittle Raid, an ‘ace’ pilot, and a Pearl Harbor survivor
  • The Medal of Honor
    • A conversation with several Medal of Honor recipients of the wars in Vietnam and Korea
  • World War II: Why We Fought
    • A conversation with Emmanuel “Manny” Mandel, survivor of the Holocaust
  • Valor on the Front Lines
    • Featuring heroes of the current generation in Iraq and Afghanistan 


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