Come here to find updates on the latest AVC news and events, along with important veteran news and current events from the around the country.

 

2017 Andrew Goodpaster Prize The American Veterans Center is proud to partner with the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation to present the 10th Annual Andrew J. Goodpaster Prize & Lecture, honoring excellence in military scholarship. The event will take place June 27 at the Army & Navy Club in downtown Washington, DC. The Goodpaster Prize honors the legacy of one of the U.S. military's great 'soldier-scholars,' former NATO Commander...

 
 

Congressman Brian Mast visits AVC Congressman Brian Mast (R-Fla), second from the left, came by the AVC on April 28 to record his military oral history. Congressman Mast served as an explosive ordnance disposal technician in Afghanistan and on September 19, 2010 was wounded by and IED which resulted in the amputation of both legs and the loss of one...

 
 

Congrats to the Winners of the 2016 Veterans Video History Contest The American Veterans Center is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Veterans Video History Contest: students Carter Bailey & Bradley Taylor. They creatively showed their viewers the service and sacrifice of Vietnam veteran Phillip Lee Carson, and also of all Americans who makes sacrifices by serving their country everyday. Watch their video below.

 
 

The 2017 National Memorial Day Parade Our nation's largest Memorial Day event, The National Memorial Day Parade will take place along Constitution Avenue from 2-4 PM this Memorial Day - Monday, May 29, 2017.  The parade is organized by the American Veterans Center & World War II Veterans Committee, and is now celebrating its 13th year.  A moving timeline of American military history,...

 
 

Rare World War II Photos A friend of the AVC recently passed along some interesting WWII photos, which were found in a storage trunk after 71 years.

 
 

American Valor, Legends and Trailblazers Featuring James McEachin, recipient of the Silver Star for valor in the Korean War, and Vincent Okamoto, the most highly-decorated Japanese American to survive the war in Vietnam. The panel was featured in AVC’s 19th Annual Veterans Day Conference held in November 2016. View more of the conference panels here.

 
 

  Christmas on Watch The following poem was sent to the AVC by Walter Haynes, one of our supporters. He received it from his friend Stan Roman. The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light, I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight. My wife was asleep, her head on my chest, My daughter beside me, angelic in rest. Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white, Transforming the yard to a winter delight. The...

 
 

World War II Chronicles Week 1 World War II Chronicles is a radio documentary series produced by Radio America and the American Veterans Center. From overviews of battles to intimate stories of veterans, World War II Chronicles covers the entirety of the US in the conflict, week by week. WEEK 1: The Japanese attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor plunged the United States into...

 
 

Photos from the AVC Conference   The AVC is grateful to all who helped made the 19th Annual Conference a success. The events throughout the weekend were unforgettable and reaffirmed that be honoring our nation's past generations, we can build a stronger generation for leaders of the future. Photos from the events included below.

 
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