Come here to find updates on the latest AVC news and events, along with important veteran news and current events from the around the country.

 

MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY, HOWIE MANDEL, KRISTEN CHENOWETH, GARY SINISE AND MORE HEADLINE THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY PARADE: ‘AMERICA STANDS TALL’ Hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tamron Hall, the Largest Memorial Day Parade in America Lives on in this Nationally Televised Special WASHINGTON, D.C.​ — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 National Memorial Day Parade has unfortunately been cancelled. However, the spirit of the parade will live…

 
 

Thoughts on the 45th Anniversary Of the Fall of Saigon By Jim Roberts President, American Veterans Center   I am a Vietnam Veteran and am proud to have served my country. The remembrance of the fall of South Vietnam 45 years ago however brings back feelings of real bitterness. Nothing connected to my service, though. I served as a junior officer on a destroyer from 1968 to 1971 and much of that time was spent doing…

 
 

AMERICAN VETERANS CENTER RESPONDS TO COVID-19 IMPACT ON THE 2020 NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY PARADE   The following is a joint statement prepared by American Veterans Center (AVC) President Jim Roberts and Senior Vice President & Executive Director Tim Holbert: The American Veterans Center has closely monitored the developing COVID-19 pandemic and, after great deliberation and consultation with our…

 
 

Remembering Gen. P.X. Kelley By James C. Roberts He was a Marine’s Marine, proud of his Irish heritage, a devoted family man and an American who deeply loved his country. There is much more that could be said about Gen. Paul Xavier Kelley, 28 th Commandant of the Marine Corps, who died on December 29 at the age of 91. He first spoke at an American Veterans Center…

 
 

Still available from the American Veterans Center & World War II Veterans Committee, the 2020 World War II 75th Anniversary Calendar features photos, details and stats on the great battles of the Second World War.     This oversized calendar makes a great gift for young and old alike.  To order, call 703-302-1012 ext. 218, or e-mail info@americanveteranscenter.org.

 
 

Six Triple Eight Congressional Gold Medal Campaign The history-making 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, known as the Six Triple Eight, was the first and only all-female African American unit deployed overseas during World War II. They were sent to Birmingham, England and…

 
 

David Bellavia Presented with the Medal of Honor On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, United States Army veteran Staff Sergeant David Bellavia was awarded the Medal of Honor for his acts of bravery in Fallujah nearly fifteen years earlier. Staff Sgt. Bellavia is currently the only living…

 
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 5/1/19 Contact: kenny@cunninghamcommunication.com | alyssa.schimel@kovertcreative.com Justin Moore, Dennis Quaid, Kiefer Sutherland, Gary Sinise, Natalie Morales, Kyra Phillips and More to Headline the 2019 National Memorial Day Parade Presented by the American Veterans Center, the Largest Memorial Day Parade in the Nation Commemorates Service &…

 
 

2019 Andrew J. Goodpaster Prize, featuring LTG H.R. McMaster The Annual Andrew J. Goodpaster Prize and Lecture was inaugurated twelve years ago in memory of one of the U.S. military’s great ‘soldier-scholars.’ It honors and helps to perpetuate the work of fellow ‘soldier-scholars’ in the mold of General Goodpaster. LTG H.R. McMaster (U.S. Army, Ret.) delivered the 2019 lecture on June…

 
 

RIP Colonel Cole There are moments…and there are men…that galvanize a nation, and change history. Lt. Colonel Richard E. Cole was one of those men. As co-pilot to Jimmy Doolittle on the legendary Doolittle Raid of April 18, 1942, Cole and his 79 comrades of the Doolittle Raiders led the first strike on Japan following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Their…