“American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes,” the American Veterans Center’s annual Veterans Day broadcast special, will return to television this year on Nov. 11 to pay tribute to service men and women from World War II to present day. Emmy-nominated actor and U.S. Marine Corps vet Rob Riggle is back as host. He is joined by other celebrities who will share stories of service, including Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise, Michael Douglas, Chris Evans, Jake Gyllenhaal, Goldie Hawn, Allison Janney, Chris Pine and Sylvester Stallone.
David Boreanaz, Yvette Nicole Brown, Glen Powell, Maggie Sajak, Michael Cudlitz, James Madio and Ross McCall, among others, will also join the broadcast as presenters. The United States Air Force Band’s “Airmen of Note” will perform this year, featuring music from the World War II era.
The program will introduce viewers to those who made sacrifices to become American heroes, featuring dozens of veterans from the last 80 years and an audience of students from the service academies and ROTC programs around the country.
“We are honored to bring these stories to Americans across the country,” Tim Holbert, executive director of the American Veterans Center and producer of “American Valor,” said in a statement. “This is a gathering from our shared history, the likes of which we will never see again, and a reminder of what brings us all together as Americans.”
Presented by Northrop Grumman and Veterans United Home Loans, “American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes” will be nationally syndicated on stations including ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CW affiliates. It will also be broadcast to U.S. troops currently serving around the world and on Navy ships at sea on the American Forces Network.