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 Andrew Goodpaster Prize The AVC and Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation presented the 2016 Andrew J. Goodpaster Prize to Dr. Andrew Krepinevich on September 14 at the historic Army and Navy Club in downtown Washington, DC. The Goodpaster Prize and its accompanying lecture is commemorating its ninth year, and celebrates the life and career of...

 
 

Bradley Snyder, Wounded Warrior and Gold Medalist Bradley Snyder appeared at the 2015 Wounded Warrior Experience, a program featuring wounded veterans discussing their transition from military to civilian life. Snyder, who served in the US Navy, was wounded in Afghanistan, losing his eyesight after stepping on an IED. Following his injuries, he has achieved great success as a swimmer, and recently won a Gold Medal at the...

 
 

Greta Friedman, Nurse in Famous Photo Dies at 92 Greta Friedman, the woman behind history's most famous kiss, passed away last Thursday, September 8 at age 92. Greta was immortalized in the iconic photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt, "VJ Day in Times Square" - a photo, a kiss, and a moment that defined a generation. World War II had finally come to an end,...

 
 

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...

 
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