WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterans Center (AVC) is proud to announce that the Northrop Grumman Corporation will serve as the presenting sponsor of the AVC Honors program on Nov. 8 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. This event honors military heroes from conflicts ranging from WWII to Afghanistan, where all demonstrated valor, honor and sacrifice above and beyond the call of duty.
The event will be filmed, making it the only televised multi-generational awards program for our nation's military heroes. The Honors will air the week of Veterans Day on DoD News, which airs on military bases around the world, and the Reelz network that reaches 66 million homes around the country.
"Northrop Grumman is proud to sponsor this special event honoring our heroes and we applaud the American Veterans Center for their leadership," said Sandra Evers-Manly, vice president, global corporate responsibility, Northrop Grumman and president, Northrop Grumman Foundation. Most of all, we thank these brave service members for their courage, dedication and sacrifices."
"The American Veterans Center launched The Honors as an award show to recognize those who deserve it the most and we are once again grateful for Northrop Grumman's strong support for this great event," said James Roberts, President of the AVC, the hosting organization. "It really shows their commitment to our veterans and our military."
For a complete list of the honorees for the 2014 American Veterans Center Honors, please visit http://www.americanveteranscenter.org/events/avchonors/.
A Northrop Grumman representative will help present the Raymond Davis Award to the 65th Infantry Regiment, The Borinqueneers, for their service in the Korean War. This predominantly Puerto Rican unit was highly influential at the port of Hungnam and the Battle of Outpost Harry. Earlier this year, Congress voted to award the unit the Congressional Gold Medal.
Northrop Grumman board member, AVC Advisory Board Chairman and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Richard Myers will also be the evening's Honors Chairman.
About the American Veterans Center: The American Veterans Center (AVC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational foundation dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of our military personnel. The Veterans Day events are held annually in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.americanveteranscenter.org.
SOURCE American Veterans Center