“American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes” returns to US airwaves on Veterans Day – November 11 – with Emmy nominee Rob Riggle returning as host this year. The multi-talented actor is a Marine Corps veteran with film and television credits ranging from 2022’s ‘The Curse of Bridge Hollow’ to the adult comedy series ‘American Dad!’
The TV special is a collection of dozens of stories about American military heroes, narrated by celebrities such as Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise, Gayle King, Edward Norton, Sarah Paulson, Chris Pine, Chris Pratt and Hilary Swank, among others.
Presented by Northrop Grumman and Veterans United Home Loans, the program is scheduled to be broadcast to over 100 million homes nationwide and to US troops around the world and at sea. The live event was filmed on November 5th at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC
“We’re honored to bring these stories to Americans across the country,” said American Valor producer Tim Holbert, who is also executive director of the American Veterans Center. “This is a gathering of our shared history like we’ll never see again and a reminder of what brings us all together as Americans.”
Stories highlighted include heartbreaking tales such as that of Lieutenant Emily JT Perez, the first minority female Brigade Command Sergeant Major in the history of the United States Military Academy West Point and the first African American female officer to be killed in combat. Emily’s parents, Daniel and Vicki Perez, attended the event held in her honor.
The veterans whose legacies are highlighted span the last 80 years of history and stretch back to World War II. Frank Emond, now 104, was among the honorees for having consistently broken the Guinness World Record as the “oldest conductor alive” at the helm of the US Air Force Band. The retired Navy musician survived Pearl Harbor and World War II and has since dedicated the rest of his life to the acclaimed ensemble.
American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes will debut on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CW networks in the United States. More information can be found here.
https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/bradley-cooper-tom-cruise-honor-military-heroes-american-valor-a-salute-to-our-heroes-1235424931/ American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes will feature high-profile talent