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 guard the legacy and honor the sacrifice of America’s veterans, through television and digital specials and documentary programs, public commemorations, and educational programs.

The AVC’s premier programming centers around television specials 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 along Constitution Avenue 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 the present day, 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

The Wounded Warrior Experience features inspiring stories of sacrifice and recovery from wounded veterans and service members. Hosted by Jennifer Griffin, National Security Correspondent of Fox News Channel, the program touches on issues faced by wounded warriors, the resources available to them, and their successes in moving forward in their lives.

The annual program, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020, highlights the importance of aiding America’s heroes during their transition from military to civilian life, and is televised nationally on Fox Business Network on Veterans Day weekend.

American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes

The AVC’s Emmy-winning Veterans Day television special, American Valor honors 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.

American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes is filmed at a black-tie gala closing the AVC’s Annual Veterans Conference, airing Veterans Day weekend and beyond on ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox stations nationwide.


National Memorial Day Parade Trailer


2022 Wounded Warrior Experience


American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes