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Attend in Person!

American Valor is the closing event of the American Veterans Center’s Annual Conference, taking place from October 25-27, 2018 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.

Tune in to Watch

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.

Tune in times available here. 

Hosted by Rob Riggle

Actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director Rob Riggle has been a staple in comedic films and television for more than 15 years. Riggle is known for his memorable characters in comedy hits like “The Hangover” and “Step Brothers,” as well as his stints on “Saturday Night Live” and as a correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” Additional credits include “The Other Guys,” “21 Jump Street,” “22 Jump Street,” “Dumb and Dumber To” and, coming fall 2018, Universal’s “Night School” with Kevin Hart. 

As he broke into comedy, Riggle was still on active duty with the United States Marine Corps, which he initially joined at the age of 19. Rising through the ranks, Riggle served in various countries including Albania, Kosovo, Liberia, and Afghanistan. Lieutenant Colonel Riggle retired from the Marine Corps Reserve, having served 23 years total (9 years active duty, 14 years in the reserves) and earned more than 22 medals and ribbons. 

Performances and Special Celebrity Guests

Maria Menounos

Omar Epps

Kellie Pickler

Sarah Drew

AMERICAN VALOR 2018: Meet the Heroes


THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN
Veterans of the famed first African American pilots in military history, marking the 75th anniversary of their entry into WWII.
Narrated by Robin Roberts

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

COMMANDER DEAN ‘DIZ’ LAIRD
The only ‘Ace’ pilot to have shot down both German and Japanese aircraft during WWII. Narrated by Matthew McConaughey

SERGEANT FIRST CLASS RONALD E. ROSSER
Recipient of the Medal of Honor for valor during the Korean War.
Narrated by Robert De Niro

COLONEL FELIX RODRIGUEZ
Cuban Exile & CIA officer, flew more than 300 helicopter missions with the US Army in Vietnam; awarded the Silver Star and the CIA’s Intelligence Star.
Narrated by Aaron Eckhart

CLINTON J. HILL
Secret Service agent who on November 22, 1963, leaped onto President Kennedy’s car to shield Mrs. Kennedy after the President had been shot.
Narrated by Scarlett Johansson

STAFF SERGEANT SHILO HARRIS
Cavalry scout with the 10th Mountain Division in Iraq, survived an IED attack; after more than 75 surgeries, now a motivational speaker.
Narrated by Gary Sinise

MAJOR KATIE HIGGINS COOK
Marine Corps aviator and the first female pilot with the famed Blue Angels.
Narrated by Harrison Ford

MASTER CHIEF SPECIAL WARFARE OPERATOR EDWARD C. BYERS, JR.
U.S. Navy SEAL recipient of the Medal of Honor for valor in Afghanistan; one of two MOH recipients currently on active duty.
Narrated by John Krasinski

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