The mission of the American Veterans Center is to preserve and promote the legacy of America’s servicemen and women of every generation. The American Veterans Center is a project of the American Studies Center. The AVC is an outgrowth of the World War II Veterans Committee, which itself grew out of “World War II Chronicles” a weekly radio series co-produced by Radio America and the National Archives.
The American Veterans Center’s mission is accomplished through a number of activities and projects supporting our men and women in uniform. The Center works directly with veterans to provide a forum for them to share their lessons and experiences with the public, and with future generations.
Programming includes documentaries and radio programs, speaker programs, its magazine American Valor and oral history projects, both featuring first hand accounts directly from veterans, its annual Veterans Conference and the National Memorial Day Parade, the nation’s largest Memorial Day event. The Center houses the World War II Veterans Committee, which specifically focuses on those veterans of the Greatest Generation.