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We are saddened to learn of the passing of one of America’s greatest military heroes, Colonel George “Bud” Day.  The Air Force pilot was shot down over Vietnam, and held in the notorious “Hanoi Hilton.”  His leadership among the American POWs earned him tremendous respect, and he would later be awarded the Medal of Honor.   In 2006, when the American Veterans Center inaugurated the Joe Ronnie Hooper Award…

 
 

HONOR & SACRIFICE tells the complex story of a Japanese immigrant family ripped apart by WWII. The Matsumoto family included five sons; two who fought for the Americans and three who fought for the Japanese. The eldest, Hiroshi (Roy), became a hero, fighting against the Japanese with Merrill’s Marauders, an American guerrilla unit in Burma. He was born near Los Angeles, educated in Japan, and became a hero when…

 
 

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WWII Veteran Lt. Colonel Sam Bryson, 89 receives birthday wishes from Robert Griffin Jr. and Robert Griffin III after the Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 27, 2013.

 
 

We are proud to announce that Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, and his parents, U.S. Army veterans Robert Griffin, Jr. and Jacqueline Griffin will be joining us for the 2013 National Memorial Day Parade, in a special salute to military families.

 
 

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  Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and turned albums into Platinum plaques, selling over 10 million albums, cumulatively. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a television personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program, the American Red Cross and has performed…

 
 

Sponsored by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation Wednesday, April 24, 2013 6:30 PM – Reception, 7:00 PM – Lecture The Army & Navy Club 901 17th St., NW Washington, DC 20006 2013 Recipient Lt. General Bernard Trainor, USMC (Ret) Marine Corps veteran of Korea and Vietnam, former chief military correspondent for The New York Times and Director of the National Security Program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, military analyst for NBC, and co-author of…