Attend In Person!
Join us in person for the 2023 edition of American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes, LIVE, Saturday, November 4 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. Mark your calendar 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.
Tune in to Watch American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes
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.
American Valor will broadcast to military bases and Navy ships at sea around the world on American Forces Network on Veterans Day – Saturday, November 11 at 8 PM viewer time.
American Valor – 2023 Heroes to Include:
The Heroes of World War II
A celebration of our World War II generation, 80 years later, featuring surviving legends of the war, including veterans of D-Day, the Tuskegee Airmen, Rosie the Riveters, and many more.
The Band of Brothers: A Salute to Easy Company
Recent months have witnessed the passing of the last remaining veterans of E Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment – forever known as the Band of Brothers. Actors from the acclaimed HBO miniseries will gather together to honor the men they portrayed, the legacy of Easy Company now living through them.
Masters of the Air: The United States Eighth Air Force
Veterans of ‘The Mighty Eighth’ Air Force, the bomber boys who flew the first U.S. missions over Nazi Germany during WWII, their story soon to be told in the forthcoming television series.
The Tuskegee Top Guns
In 1949, a team of four Tuskegee Airmen pilots won the first ‘Top Gun’ style competition in American military history. It’s two surviving pilots – Lt. Colonel James H. Harvey, III and Lt. Col. Harry Stewart – join for this special commemoration.
‘The Real Moonlight Graham,’ Roy Gleason
A rookie member of the Los Angeles Dodgers World Series Champion team of 1963, Roy
Gleason got one at-bat, getting a hit. He would soon be drafted, serving in Vietnam, where
he was wounded. He is the only man in history to have a perfect batting average, a World
Series ring, and a Purple Heart.
The Chosin Few
On 27 November 1950, deep in North Korea, 30,000 American and UN Marines and Soldiers were attacked by a Chinese force four times its size. The epic Battle of Chosin Reservoir would go down in lore, and the subsequent evacuation of more than 86,000 North Korean refugees at Hungnam – dubbed The Miracle of Christmas – would be remembered among the Marines’ finest hours. On hand will be veterans of ‘The Chosin Few.’
The Women Who Fought to Bring Them Home
Fifty years ago, 1973, witnessed the long-awaited release of the Americans held prisoners of war in North Vietnam. A moment of joy made possible by the dedication of the POWs’ wives and families at home, advocating and raising awareness on their behalf, and eventually changing Pentagon policy to ensure that all American POWs and MIA – living and dead – would be brought home. Joining will be wives of the POWs, along with the veterans themselves.
Black Hawk Down: The Battle of Mogadishu
Thirty years ago, October 3-4, 1993, a raid by U.S. Special Operations Forces to capture high-value targets spiraled into The Battle of Mogadishu, the intense fight chronicled in the book and film, Black Hawk Down. Represented will be noted veterans of the epic battle.
Staff Sergeant David Bellavia
The first living recipient of the Medal of Honor for valor in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Rob Riggle, Lt. Colonel, United States Marine Corps (Retired)