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.

 

2016 Annual Veterans Day Conference The American Veterans Center’s 2016 Veterans Day Conference and Youth Leadership Summit took place on the weekend of November 3-5 in Washington, DC. The three-day event featured panels and discussions with America’s most decorated and distinguished veterans and active duty personnel from World War II to the present day. Learn more about the program and see photos here.

 
 

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor 75 Years ago, the attack on Pearl Harbor signaled America’s entry into one of the greatest conflicts of the 20th century: The Second World War. Throughout the year, the AVC is working to record the stories of America’s surviving veterans of Pearl Harbor, to ensure that their service and sacrifice is remembered. Listen to the story of…

 
 

AVC Wins Emmy Award American Veterans Center President Jim Roberts announced today that the AVC had won a Capitol Regional Emmy Award. The Award was for Doolittle’s Raiders: A Final Toast, which was in the Historical Documentary category. Writer, Producer, and Director of the documentary was Tim Gray, President of the World War II Foundation. The awards ceremony was held at the Marriott…

 
 

Staff Sgt. David Thatcher Staff Sergeant David Thatcher was the Engineer-Gunner aboard Crew 7 of the famed Doolittle Tokyo Raid. After his plane, the Ruptured Duck, dropped bombs over their target in Tokyo, the crew made their way towards China. After crash landing on the water near a small island, Thatcher and his crew eventually made their way to the shore. The only one not…

 
 

The 2016 National Memorial Day Parade Broadcast Thanks to all who helped make the 2016 National Memorial Day Parade a success. Each year we look forward to the program, the largest Memorial Day parade in the country, honoring our veterans, active duty service members, and fallen heroes. The full program is now available to view here. Special celebrity guests included Gary Sinise, Joe Mantegna, Chef…

 
 

Memorial Day Tribute from Hillsdale College A moving Memorial Day Tribute from Hillsdale College, set to “Mansions of the Lord,” performed by Hillsdale College choir. Thank you to the university for putting together such a beautiful and moving piece together to honor our nation’s fallen heroes. We hope everyone enjoys their Memorial Day and remembers the true meaning of the holiday – honoring those who “died…

 
 

The National Memorial Day Parade takes place on Monday, May 30 at 2pm along Constitution Avenue in our nation’s capital. The parade is televised and streamed LIVE and is made available across the nation and the globe! The parade will also be viewable on Reelz Channel, News Channel 8, Military.com, American Forces…

 
 

The Price of Freedom Students from George Washington University traveled to Normandy in March 2016 to trace the footsteps of individual soldiers who fought in the Normandy campaign. After months researching soldiers who lost their lives, they delivered eulogies at the graves of fallen heroes – a moving and invaluable experience. The trip is part of Professor Tom Long‘s class The Price of Freedom:…

 
 

Students from Ghana meet with Military Veterans On April 29,…

 
 

A Holocaust Seminar with Special Guest Lou Parisi On April 22, 2016 the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School students participated in a history seminar remembering the Holocaust. The students created presentations that spoke about this dark time in history. For instance, their presentations consisted of the causes and effects of the Holocaust, poems of Holocaust survivors, and the special diary of Anne Frank.  Attending this event was…

 
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