The last living officer from the famed Band of Brothers, Colonel Edward Shames, speaks with midshipmen from the United States Naval Academy at the AVC Conference. Col. Shames will return for the 24th Annual Conference this November, along with dozens of heroes from our shared history.

The American Veterans Center is proud to announce the return, live and in person, of the 24th Annual Veterans Conference & American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes, taking place from November 4-6 at The National Archives and the Omni Shoreham Hotel.  

Join dozens of legends and leaders from the last 80 years of American military history, as we celebrate the men and women who continue to inspire us all.  The weekend will also include a special ‘Celebration of a Generation’, honoring the World War II generation on the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.  Joining will be veterans of World War II who served across the war.

Questions on the conference or to request a registration form, call 703-302-1012 ext. 227 or e-mail the AVC.  

Early Highlights of the 24th Annual Veterans Conference Include

Tune in HERE, Wednesday evenings at 7 PM, starting October 28

Also part of the AVC’s 24th Annual Conference Programming:

The Wounded Warrior Experience, a very special discussion with our wounded and injured heroes, airing Veterans Day weekend on Fox Business Network.

American Valor: We Stand Together, a Veterans Day television spectacular, as Hollywood celebrities gather to pay tribute to the great heroes of the last 75 years of American history.

COVID-19 Notice

The American Veterans Center’s 24th Annual Conference and American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes is scheduled to take place in-person, as planned.

The AVC is following guidance from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding large gatherings, and will abide by local regulations and those of our host venues.

In advance of the conference and gala, we will inform our guests of requirements that may include (1) proof of vaccination or compliance with on-site testing; (2) wearing masks indoors; and (3) social distancing.  If the guidelines in place at the time of the events impact the weekend of programs in any substantial way, we will notify attendees as soon as possible.  With the participation of our World War II and eldery veterans, the health and safety of all remains our highest priority.

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