The American Veterans Center is a project of the American Studies Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation. The mission of the American Veterans Center is to protect the legacy and honor the sacrifice of America’s veterans. The AVC has a long history of preserving our veterans’ legacies through documentary, oral history, and speaker programs.

The AVC’s premier programming centers around television broadcasts airing throughout the year around major patriotic holidays, reminding Americans of the sacrifices made by our military men and women to protect our freedom. Opportunities exist for sponsors to participate in one, or all, of these television specials. These programs include:


National Memorial Day Parade

The National Memorial Day Parade, presented by the American Veterans Center, is held annually in Washington DC, and is an opportunity for thousands of patriotic Americans to come together and honor those who have sacrificed so much in service to our country.

For nearly 70 years, Washington, DC was without a parade on our Armed Services’ most sacred day. In 2005, the American Veterans Center brought the tradition of a Memorial Day parade back to our nation’s capital.

The National Memorial Day Parade attracts nearly 300,000 spectators with millions watching on TV around the nation. It’s a testament to America’s desire to recognize the service and sacrifice of our service members.

The event celebrates all those who have served in uniform from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom, and seeks to educate the public about the meaning of this hallowed day.

Active duty military troops, veterans, and reenactors showcase the sacrifice of all our veterans in an exciting procession of American history the whole family can enjoy.


The size, scale, and scope of the National Memorial Day Parade and its national television broadcast and media partners allows us to spotlight the worthy work of a great many veterans and military support organizations. The television broadcast enables these organizations to share their message of service with millions of at-home viewers, providing tremendous exposure for what are mostly non-profit operations.


The Wounded Warrior Experience

Our Annual Wounded Warrior Experience broadcast has become a wonderful opportunity for wounded soldiers to tell their story so others can learn from their experiences.

On the opening day of The American Veterans Center’s Annual Conference we host a special two-hour televised event featuring wounded veterans typically from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan.

It is taped at the Navy Memorial and airs on the Pentagon Channel to millions of people and veterans around the country on Veterans’ Day and the several times following that.

The program features service members wounded in combat, their stories and resources available to injured service members in today’s military.

The American Veterans Center Honors

Awards shows have become especially popular with Americans, yet, until now there has not been an annual awards show honoring those who deserve it most: the military men and women who preserve our freedom.

The American Veterans Center Honors, now in its 17th year, honors the valor of our military heroes from World War II to the present day. The AVC Honors was first televised on DoD News in 2012, the first and only awards show of its kind, spotlighting the stories of our nation’s greatest heroes from across the generations.

The 2014 American Veterans Center Honors was filmed on Saturday, November 8 in Washington, DC, and was broadcast across the nation on DoD News and Reelz Channel, so that millions of Americans can share in these stories of valor and sacrifice.

National Memorial Day Parade Sponsor Highlight Reel


A Tribute to Korean War Veterans


American Association of Railroads

Wounded Warrior Experience

The American Veterans Center Honors