Attend in Person!

The Honors is the closing event of the American Veterans Center’s 19th Annual Conference, taking place from November 3-5, 2016 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 RSVP and/or learn more about the Honors, call 703-302-1012 ext. 227 or e-mail info@americanveteranscenter.org.


Tune in to Watch

AVC’s Emmy-winning program is the first and only televised awards show honoring those who deserve it most – our service members from across the generations. The Honors: A Salute to American Heroes will be filmed Veterans Day weekend on Saturday, November 5, in Washington DC.

The Honors recognizes heroes of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, along with those who have served on the front lines in today’s military. This moving and powerful program is the only one of its kind, and poised to become a tradition for decades to come.

Watch the 2015 Broadcast


2015 Honorees

Audie Murphy Award - WWII

Corporal Hershel “Woody” Williams
United States Marine Corps

The last living Medal of Honor recipient from the Battle of Iwo Jima

Audie Murphy Award - WWII

761st Tank Battalion
United States Army

Decorated all-African American tank battalion in WWII, recipient of the Presidential Unit Citation with one Medal of Honor and 11 Silver Stars

Raymond Davis Award - Korea

General Charles Cleveland
United States Air Force

"Ace" pilot of the Korean War, along with other aces recently awarded the Congressional Gold Medal

Joe Ronnie Hooper Award - Vietnam

Col. Bruce P. Crandall
United States Army

Recipient of the Medal of Honor for valor during the iconic Battle of Ia Drang, the first major battle between U.S. forces and North Vietnamese regulars, exactly 50 years ago - November, 1965

Paul Ray Smith Award - Operation
Iraqi Freedom

Lt. Jason Redman
United States Navy

U.S. Navy SEAL with 21 years of service, Purple Heart recipient from Operation Iraqi Freedom, and author of The Trident

The "American Spirit" Citizenship Award

Dr. James H. Billington
Librarian of Congress

13th Librarian of Congress with 28 years of service, U.S. Army Veteran, esteemed international scholar

Michael P. Murphy Award - Afghanistan

The Fallen Heroes of Operation Red Wings
United States Army, United States Navy

Saluting the fallen SEALs and Nightstalkers from the epic engagement in Afghanistan, ten years ago

Lillian K. Keil Award - Women's Contributions to the Military

Major Jaspen Boothe
United States Army

United States Army Veteran, Founder of Final Salute Inc., which provides housing for homeless female veterans

Doolittle Tokyo Raiders
Wings of Valor Award

Col. Buzz Aldrin
United States Air Force, NASA Astronaut

Korean War veteran and Fighter Pilot, Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11 - the first men to walk on the moon

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AVC Honors Video Segments