The 2022 National Memorial Day Parade Returns to Constitution Avenue

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The AVC is proud to have seen the return of the 2022 National Memorial Day Parade LIVE along Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC, this past Memorial Day afternoon. The nation’s largest Memorial Day event returned to its home along the National Mall, welcoming hundreds of thousands of spectators for the first time since 2019. Read More

Our Mission to Film Stories of WWII Veterans

Our Mission to Film Stories of WWII Veterans

As we commemorate the 80th anniversary of World War II, the American Veterans Center has embarked on a vital mission to record the memories of as many World War II veterans as possible, before they leave us. These interviews are donated to the Library of Congress Veterans History Project and made available to museums and documentary films. If you are aware of a WWII veteran with a story to tell, please contact the AVC with details. Read More

The AVC 25th Annual Conference Returns November 2022

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An unforgettable annual tradition, the AVC’s 25th Annual Conference & American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes returns to Washington, DC this November 3-5. Mark your calendar, and join legends and leaders from the last 80 years of American history as we ‘Commemorate Veterans Day in the Company of Heroes.’ Read More


Veterans Chronicles

Veterans Chronicles

Veterans Chronicles is an hour-long program that tells the stories of America’s greatest heroes in their own words.

Full episodes are available here, as well as on YouTube, iTunes, and Spreaker.

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Watch our Featured Veterans Chronicles Interview

Easy Company Veteran Edward Shames describes combat with the 101st from D-Day to the Eagle’s Nest

Colonel Edward “Ed” Shames is the last surviving officer of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. A unit that would be made famous by the miniseries Band of Brothers. Trained at Toccoa, Shames would make his first combat jump as an NCO into Normandy on D-Day. For his actions in Normandy he would earn a battlefield commission to second lieutenant. Read More

American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes

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The 2022 edition of the AVC’s Emmy-winning television spectacular, American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes returns this Veterans Day through the holidays on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox stations nationwide. Hosted by film & television star and retired Marine, Rob Riggle, American Valor spotlights the stories that inspire us all. Learn how you can attend this year’s show, filming this November 5 in Washington, DC. Read More