Dayton VA 150th Anniversary Celebrations

The Dayton VA is celebrating its 150th Anniversary this year with events paying tribute to the Soldiers Home, the Veterans and their families who served and sacrificed for the past 150 years! Activities began in January and continue through December. Visit...

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13th Annual Patriot Freedom Festival

May 27-28, 2017 – The Patriot Freedom Festival in 2017 celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the Dayton VA Medical Center, which was then known as the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. The 2017 event, our 13th Annual Festival, will focus on 150 years of...

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Grotto Garden Party

Our Garden Party in the Grotto was a great success! Many came to discover the beauty of the Grotto Gardens at our “Edwardian” period party. Great food and entertainment was provided as well as a charming setting and distinguished company on a lovely afternoon. Many...

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12th Annual Patriot Freedom Festival

Our 12th Annual Patriot Freedom Festival is May 28-29, 2016 from 11AM – 6PM both days! The kick-off for the event is the Opening Ceremony, at which we will honor and recognize our “Women in the Military.” Throughout history women have not be recognized nor credited...

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100 years ago…

Pancho Villa (5 June 1878-20 July 1923), a Mexican Revolutionary commander of the Constitutionalist Army’s “Division of the North,” was wreaking havoc against the Mexican Government. Villa is credited with decisive military victories in Mexica, leading to the ousting...

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2015 Reflections 2016 Goals

January is traditionally a time to reflect on the past year and set goals for the year to come. A number of our American Veterans Heritage Center members were invited to send in their thoughts and we thank them for their submissions… Dennis Samic, AVHC, Executive Vice...

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Do You Know The History Of Veterans Day?

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice or...

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What Will You Do On Veterans Day?

With Veterans Day just a week away, many are making plans to honor our veterans at various venues across the Miami Valley. What will you do on Veterans Day? Miami Valley Military History Museum 9AM – 5PM, Tours and Open House; located at the Dayton VA Campus on Ohio...

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