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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...

 
 

On Monday, May 30, 2016, the National Memorial Day Parade will commence at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Streets, NW. It will proceed west down Constitution, past the White House, ending at 17th Street. Participants will pass by the nation’s monuments, museums, and hundreds of thousands of spectators waving their flags and cheering for our country’s heroes –...

 
 

It is time we honor Iraq War veterans American Veterans Center President James C. Roberts addresses the lack of Medal of Honor recipients among the veterans of the Iraq War. Roberts addresses the negligence and disregard of America's veterans which unfortunately happens often. Below is his opinion piece featured in Independent Journal: "At a Senate hearing on March 3, 2016, Illinois Senator Mark Kirk revealed that 30-year-old Army veteran Tom Young,...

 
 

AVC President James C. Roberts' Letter to Sec. Ashton Carter on The Medal of Honor February 11, 2016 The Honorable Ashton Carter Secretary of Defense Pentagon 1000 Defense Pentagon Room 3E880 Washington, DC 20301-1000 Dear Mr. Secretary: My colleagues and I – and I dare say veterans across the country – were pleased to read some weeks ago that the review of military awards ordered by your predecessor has...

 
 

Top 50 Most Decorated Vets Check out this list from veteran tributes.org of the Top 50 Most Decorated U.S. Military Personnel in American History. There are two lists: the first list requires that the person has to have been awarded the Medal of Honor; the second list simply totals up the person's points, no matter what their highest decoration is. If the person's name is underlined, it will link...

 
 

AVC President Jim Roberts Recognized AVC president  Jim Roberts receives a Vietnam veteran lapel pin from Maj. Gen. James Jackson, Director of the Department of Defense Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Commission. The American Veterans Center was named a Commemorative Partner of the Commission.

 
 

Over the years at AVC we have collected numerous stories of black patriots, many of whose stories have historically been overlooked. In honor of Black History Month, we have gathered various clips paying tribute to our nation’s African-American heroes, from the American Revolution through today. From heroes of the First Rhode island Regiment, to the famed Tuskegee Airmen, AVC is featuring...

 
 

761st Tank Battalion The Story of the 761st "Black Panther" Tank Battalion, the decorated all African-American unit who served with valor during World War II. Narration by actor Joe Mantegna.

 
 

Remembering Col. C.V. Glines We are sorry to note the passing of our dear friend and colleague, author and historian Col. C.V. Glines. Col. Glines served as the official historian for the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, authoring "The Doolittle Raid: America's Daring First Strike Against Japan." Col. Glines also contributed to Jimmy Doolittle's autobiography, "I Could Never Be So Lucky Again." The Doolittle Raiders thought so highly of Col. Glines that he...

 
 

American Veterans Center Mourns the Death of Monte Irvin   American Veterans Center President, Jim Roberts issued the following statement: “All of us at the American Veterans Center mourn...

 
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