Upcoming Events


  • May 25-26 – Patriot Freedom Festival.  9 am to 6 pm on the Dayton VA Campus.



Grotto Garden and Tree Dedication Ceremony – August 18

The Dayton VA Medical Center will recognize its donor’s contributions to the Historic Grotto during the “Grotto Garden and Tree Dedication Ceremony" on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM. The event will be held in the Grotto near Building 320 in collaboration with the...

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10th Annual Patriot Freedom Festival

Our 10th Annual Patriot Freedom Festival was a milestone achieved. We had an estimated 6,000 guests who enjoyed music, vendors, living historians, food, and a beautiful weekend. We hope you were able to attend, but if not, you certainly missed a great event! The...

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Come to our 10th Annual Patriot Freedom Festival!

Mark it on your calendar! Make your plans to attend our 10th Annual Patriot Freedom Festival! This is our major event every year and every year it gets better. We have a lineup of entertainment, events, activities, reenactors and vendors to be matched by no other...

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Our Volunteers

Our dedicated volunteers are an essential part of our organization. The AVHC Events Committee works hard to bring events to the VA Campus. Our Board of Trustees is an all-volunteer group. We also have volunteers who work in the office a few times a week, and we have...

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History of Bldg 120 Putnam Library

The Patient Library, or Putnam Library, (Bldg. 120) was erected in 1880 and was originally used as the Quartermaster's Building. In 1891, it was converted into a library to house the Putnam and Thomas Libraries. Both Libraries were originally kept in the Headquarters...

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9TH Annual Patriot Freedom Festival Hailed A Success!

American Veterans Heritage Center’s 9th Annual Patriot Freedom Festival, which was held this past May 25-26, was enjoyed by approximately 4,500 guests and participants. We do hope you were able to attend. Be sure to mark next year’s calendar for our 10th Annual...

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Authors Book Signing April 27 At the Historic Putnam Library

On April 27 from 10 AM – 2 PM in the Historic Putnam Library, (Bldg 120) on the grounds of the Dayton VA Medical Center, the American Veterans Heritage Center and the Miami Valley Military History Museum will host twelve authors for our first Military Authors Book...

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Concert at Historic Band Stand

The 100-year-old Dayton Shrine Band came to the Dayton VA Band Stand to play for our Veterans and their guests. Over 70 people enjoyed an afternoon of entertainment. The program was distributed to all attendees, and special Recognition Certificates were given to our...

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Volunteer Service Recognition

Brent Davidson, our AVHC Events Logistics Chairman received an AVHC Certificate of Appreciation at the September Events Committee Meeting. Brent, a veteran himself, has been a volunteer with the AVHC Events for many years. Two years ago, Brent agreed to take...

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Community Covenant News

By Dennis Samic On Veterans Day 2011, the AVHC hosted a Community Covenant signing ceremony at the historic Catholic Chapel on the Dayton VAMC campus. This Covenant is document wherein Greene and Montgomery County leadership, including County Commissions, County VSO...

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Dayton VA Named National Historic Landmark

By Mark Conrad The Dayton Veterans Affairs campus has been awarded National Historic Landmark status! This culminates a 10+ year effort to obtain this important designation. It spans 51 buildings/structures and 266 acres, primarily dealing with those areas significant...

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Coming up: Eastern Woodland Gathering to Honor all Veterans

The AVHC is working hard, planning the 2nd Eastern Woodland Gathering! The Gathering Committee Chairwoman is Connie Ludwick with her sister Linda Ludwick as co-chair. Our purpose is to Honor all of our Veterans. This event is hosted by American Veterans Heritage...

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Patriot Freedom Festival 2012

The Patriot Freedom Festival held on May 26 at the Dayton VA was very successful with approximately 4,000 in attendance. We thank our sponsor, Hospice of Dayton for supporting the Festival again this year! Our activities included the Children’s Military Educational...

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Historic Home Chapel Rededicated

May 3, 2012, the Dayton VA Medical Center rededicated the Home Chapel after its remodeling. Invitations were sent and the Chapel was packed as guests celebrated the reopening of the beloved Chapel. Pam Elliot of Channel 2 was the MC with Congressman Michael Turner,...

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