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.

 

Patton Print at Luxembourg American Cemetery The American Battle Monuments Commission’s Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial is home to the headstone of General George S. Patton, legendary and larger-than-life commander of the Third Army in World War II. Now the cemetery’s office is home to another Patton, painted by the AVC’s good friend, Sam Ryskind. Here’s a picture of Ryskind’s painting in…

 
 

2017 Veterans Day Conference Join the American Veterans Center and the World War II Veterans Committee for the 20th Annual Veterans Day Conference, set to take place October 26-28, 2017 in Washington, DC. The three-day event will feature panels and discussions with America’s most decorated and distinguished veterans and active duty personnel from World War II to the present…

 
 

Kerri Castellini 2017 Bluemont Arlington 5K & 10K Trusts and Estates Attorney Kerri Castellini, a Washington D.C. based lawyer, who also practices in both Maryland and Virginia is sponsoring the Arlington, VA Bluemont EOD Warrior Foundation 5K & 10K race and is encouraging members of the community to participate! The EOD Warrior Foundation serves the military community by…

 
 

2017 Andrew Goodpaster Prize The American Veterans Center is proud to partner with the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation to present the 10th Annual Andrew J. Goodpaster Prize & Lecture, honoring excellence in military scholarship. The event will take place June 27 at the Army & Navy Club in downtown Washington, DC. The Goodpaster Prize honors the legacy of one of the U.S. military’s great ‘soldier-scholars,’ former NATO Commander…

 
 

Congressman Brian Mast visits AVC Congressman Brian Mast (R-Fla), second from the left, came by the AVC on April 28 to record his military oral history. Congressman Mast served as an explosive ordnance disposal technician in Afghanistan and on September 19, 2010 was wounded by and IED which resulted in the amputation of both legs and the loss of one…

 
 

Congrats to the Winners of the 2016 Veterans Video History Contest The American Veterans Center is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Veterans Video History Contest: students Carter Bailey & Bradley Taylor. They creatively showed their viewers the service and sacrifice of Vietnam veteran Phillip Lee Carson, and also of all Americans who makes sacrifices by serving their country everyday. Watch their video below.

 
 

The 2018 National Memorial Day Parade Our nation’s largest Memorial Day event, The National Memorial Day Parade was held along Constitution Avenue on Memorial Day – Monday, May 28, 2018.  Organized by the American Veterans Center & World War II Veterans Committee, the parade celebrated its 14th year. A moving timeline of American military history, the parade salutes all who have served and sacrificed in…

 
 

Rare World War II Photos A friend of the AVC recently passed along some interesting WWII photos, which were found in a storage trunk after 71 years.

 
 

American Valor, Legends and Trailblazers Featuring James McEachin, recipient of the Silver Star for valor in the Korean War, and Vincent Okamoto, the most highly-decorated Japanese American to survive the war in Vietnam. The panel was featured in AVC’s 19th Annual Veterans Day Conference held in November 2016. View more of the conference panels here.

 
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