American Valor Quarterly Issue 3 - Summer 2008 - Page 26
Registration Now Open!
The American Veterans Center’s
11th Annual Conference
November 6-8 -Washington, DC
The American Veterans Center invites you to join us for the nation’s premier Veterans Day event! From November 6-8, 2008, some of America’s most distinguished veterans and active duty service members will gather in
Washington to share their experiences and memories of the defining moments in American military history. The
conference will feature three days of speakers and panels, wreath-laying ceremonies at our nation’s war memorials, private VIP receptions, and the annual gala awards banquet honoring our greatest military heroes.
The 11th Annual Conference will be a weekend none who attend will ever forget.
Registration is now open, and space is limited, so sign up today!
To request a daily schedule and registration form, call 703-302-1012 ext. 220 or
The Doolittle Raiders - Veterans of Jimmy Doolittle’s
legendary attack on Japan.
The Filthy Thirteen The men of the 101st
Airborne Division who
made up the true story
behind the famous film,
The Dirty Dozen.
In the famous photo from Stars and Stripes,
men of the “Filthy Thirteen” apply war
paint prior to D-Day. The war paint and
mohawks were inspired by their leader, Jake
McNiece. Joining McNiece at the 2008
conference will be the four other survivors
of the famed unit.
Van Kirk - The navigator of the Enola Gay, the
B-29 Superfortress that
dropped the first atomic
The Tuskegee Airmen - Veterans of the legendary air
unit which comprised the first black pilots in U.S. military
Dr. Lewis Sorley - Veteran of Vietnam and author of the
Pulitzer Prize-nominated book, A Better War
They Also Serve: The Contribution of Women to the
U.S. Military - Some of the military’s most distinguished
female veterans and active duty personnel share their experiences.
Major League Baseball Veterans of WWII - Men who
put their sports careers on hold to serve in the
United States Military.
Including Bob Feller, Monte Irvin, Mickey Vernon,
Lou Brissie and Jerry Coleman
(Additional participants TBA)
Col. Dave R.
Severance - Commander of E. Co.,
28th Marines on Iwo
Jima, which scaled Mt.
Suribachi and raised
Lt. Gen. Julius
Becton - Decorated
veteran of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, and
later director of
FEMA & President
of Prairie View A&M
The first flag is raised atop Mt. Suribachi during
the battle of Iwo Jima. Then-Captain Dave
Severance led the company that secured the
The Tet Offensive:
40th Anniversary - A discussion on the major turning
point of the Vietnam War.