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Attend in Person!

American Valor is the closing event of the American Veterans Center's 20th Annual Conference, taking place from October 26-28, 2017 in Washington, DC. It is an exclusive black-tie dinner event, featuring musical performances, special guests, and our greatest heroes from the last 75 years of military history.

To request a registration form call 703-302-1012 ext. 227 or e-mail the AVC.  

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The AVC's Emmy-winning program shares the stories of America's greatest heroes from World War II to the present day. Narrated by celebrities and noted Americans, these are the stories that inspire and unite us, reminding us of who we are at our very best.

Meet our country's greatest heroes on a journey through our military's history in AMERICAN VALOR: A Salute to Our Heroes. 

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Hosted by Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls has become known around the world as one of the most recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure. Trained from an early age in martial arts, and taught to climb and sail by his father, Bear went on to spend three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces, serving with 21 SAS, before becoming one of the youngest-ever climbers of Mount Everest.

Since then he has gone on to host more extreme adventure TV shows across more global networks than anyone else in the world, including the BAFTA award-winning The Island with Bear Grylls, Bear Grylls’ Survival School, Man vs. Wild, Running Wild for NBC and Absolute Wild for Chinese TV. He is an honorary Colonel to the Royal Marine Commandos and the youngest-ever Chief Scout, an inspiration to forty million Scouts worldwide.

AMERICAN VALOR: Meet the Heroes


THE HEROES OF MIDWAY
Veterans of the Epic Battle that Turned the Tide of WWII, 75 Years Ago

LT. COLONEL RICHARD E. COLE
Jimmy Doolittle’s co-pilot on the legendary Doolittle Raid, and the last survivor of the 80 Doolittle Raiders

LT. COLONEL ALEXANDER JEFFERSON
US Air Force veteran of the 332nd Fighter Group and the famed Tuskegee Airmen, former POW.

FATHER EMIL KAPAUN
Posthumous Medal of Honor Recipient for Valor in Korea, represented by men he saved in their POW camp

MAJOR GENERAL PATRICK BRADY
U.S. Army helicopter pilot in Vietnam, recipient of the Medal of Honor responsible for evacuating more than 5,000 wounded in 2,500 missions

SERGEANT FIRST CLASS MICHAEL SCHLITZ
Incredible story of perseverance and recovery following wounds suffered during Operation Iraqi Freedom

MARY JENNINGS HEGAR
United States Air Force veteran, helicopter pilot, and recipient of the Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross.

CAPTAIN FLORENT GROBERG
Recipient of the Medal of Honor for valor in Afghanistan, the most recent American to receive our nation’s highest military award

CAPTAIN CHESLEY “SULLY” SULLENBERGER
U.S. Air Force pilot and later hero of ‘The Miracle on the Hudson’ in 2009

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