Attend In Person!
The American Veterans Center is pleased to announce the return of American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes LIVE, in-person, Saturday, November 6 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. Join us for an unforgettable evening as we honor heroes from World War II through the present day.
For questions regarding American Valor, please call 703-302-1012 ext. 227 or e-mail the AVC.
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The AVC’s Emmy-winning program shares the stories of America’s greatest heroes from World War II to the present day. Narrated by celebrities and noted Americans, these are the stories that inspire and unite us, reminding us of who we are at our very best.
Meet our country’s greatest heroes on a journey through our military’s history in American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes.
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American Valor – 2021 Heroes to Include:
THE 442ND REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM
The legendary all-Japanese American unit that would become the most highly decorated unit of its size in American history, awarded 21 Medals of Honor and 4,000 Purple Hearts.
THE RITCHIE BOYS
An elite unit of Military Intelligence Officers comprised of German & Austrian Jewish refugees, returning to Germany with the U.S. Army to bring about the end of Hitler’s Reich.
THE ROSIE THE RIVETERS
The women who headed to the factories during WWII, building planes, ships and tanks for the troops on the front lines, opening opportunities for generations of women to follow.
THE TUSKEGEE TOP GUNS
In 1949, the first ‘Top Gun’ competition was won by a team of four Tuskegee Airmen, the famed first-African American pilots in military history. Two of the four – Lt. Col. James Harvey, III and Lt. Col. Harry Stewart – still survive.
CARLOTTA WALLS LANIER
In 1957, in the wake of Brown vs. Board of Education outlawing segregation in schools, nine African American students – including Carlotta – enrolled in Little Rock Central High School. When the governor of Arkansas attempted to block them, President Eisenhower ordered the 101st Airborne to escort Carlotta and her classmates to school.
Drafted into the U.S. Army following his rookie season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Rocky Bleier was wounded in action in Vietnam. Despite being told he would never play again, he returned to the gridiron, winning four Super Bowl Championships with the Steelers of the 1970s.
THE HEROES OF SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2001, ON THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Featuring stories of the men and women who rose to become heroes on the darkest day in modern American history, 20 years ago.
A FINAL TOAST TO COLONEL ED SHAMES
The last surviving officer of the ‘Band of Brothers,’ the famed paratroopers from E Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. In 1945, Shames took from Adolf Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest a bottle of cognac, labeled ‘For the Führer’s Use Only.’ Years later, he opened it to celebrate his son’s bar mitzvah.
Rob Riggle, Lt. Colonel, United States Marine Corps (Retired)