PAY TRIBUTE ON VETERANS DAY WITH VBC’S FIRST ANNUAL 24-HOUR VET-A-THON!

VETERANS DAY – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2021  12AM – 11:59PM
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Is there a Veteran you want to honor on Veterans Day? Or a story you’d like to share? A tribute, song, or poem to offer? If so, let us know and plan to do it on the world’s first-ever Vet-A-Thon, a 24-hour live stream Veterans Day event from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 11. The celebration will honor veterans nationwide and offer special features every hour for a full day, including guest hosts from across the globe, community tributes, veterans’ stories, military history, GI humor, Armed Forces trivia, archival videos and interviews, giveaways and more. You can participate in the Vet-A-Thon via Zoom. Let us know when you want to join us, and we’ll make sure to put you on the program! Sponsorships are available.

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Ray Amelio

Amber Spells

VET-A-THON KICKOFF!

Veterans stories & military trivia about the 5 branches of service

The Marine Corps in Iraq

Operation Iraqi Freedom with Linguist and Archeologist Josh Cannon

Video Premier of VBC Reviews Military Rations

with VBC Media Producer Ellie DePastino

The Invasion of Iraq (2003) and the Second Battle of Fallujah (2004)

with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines

USMC veterans Mak Kelly and Rex McIntosh

Fathers and Sons Share Stories of Service

Mak Kelly, USMC with his father, Gary Kelly, USMC

WWII Stories from the Other Side

Lars McKie and Nick Devaux present the greatest WWII Log Book Stories from across the globe

The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

We Remember the first Armistice Day with Historian Greg Yoest

War Memorials from Around the Country

with Historian and Tour Guide Mary Klepper.

Thank you to Amber Spells for sponsoring this hour!

Special Forces Hour

with VBC Board President Mike Cherock, USN and Special Forces veterans

Thank you to Jones Lang Lasalle for sponsoring this hour!

Stories from Navy Seals

Navy Seal Bob Newman with Navy Vet and VBC Board Member Lamont Gourdine.

plus Nascar Driver Lt. Cdr. Jesse Iwuji

Thank you to Westinghouse for sponsoring this hour!

Pritzker Military Museum and Library Tour

Thank you to Westinghouse for sponsoring this hour!

The One Percent

Army Command Sgt. Majors Bart Womack, Marvin Hill, and Dr. Mittie Smith

Plus Navy Lt. Cdr. Anthony Cosby

Thank you to Westinghouse for sponsoring this hour!

Marine Corps Hour

with the National Museum of the Marine Corps and Desert Storm veterans Col. Kemper and Board Member & Col. Brad Washabaugh

VETlanta

Connecting Veterans with Community

Black Veterans’ Stories 

with Navy vet Gary Ammons of Mu Beta Phi and TV Anchor and Scuttlebutt co-host Kathryn Ghion

Military Chaplains Hour

Rev. Michael Wurschmidt, Rev. David Duprey, Pastor David Park, Rev. Scott Ruthven, Rev. Eric Fenton, Rev. Wes Clare, Rev. Andrew Tibus

Hosted by Rev. Ben Wright

Good Morning, Vietnam!

Armed Forces Vietnam Disc Jockey and Radio Host Dennis Woytek

OIF & OEF Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans

with Army vet and Scuttlebutt co-host Ryan Ahl

Travels with Harley

Christopher Holshek and & VBC Board Member Hughes Turner discuss Combat Operations in Iraq and National Service RIDE

Thank you to Pleiger Plastics for sponsoring this hour!

WWII: The Air War

With P-51 Pilot Joe Peterburs and Pilot and author Jay Stout

Hosted by Greatest Generation Live’s Glenn Flickinger

Thank you to TAB Pittsburgh for sponsoring this hour!

WWII: The Old Breed

With Eugene Sledge’s son Henry Sledge

Hosted by Greatest Generation Live’s Glenn Flickinger

Thank you to CASCO USA for sponsoring this hour!

The First American to Fall in WWII

Australian Historian David Waye and the little-known history of the Mining of Bass Strait

Thank you to the Sha’nini George Foundation for sponsoring this hour!

The Army National Guard

With VBC Board Member and Col. John Pippy

Thank you to PGS TEK for sponsoring this hour!

Military Humor

with TikTok star and Vietnam Navy Corpsman Ray Amelio.

We thank Ray for sponsoring this hour!
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