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121st VFW National Convention 


In the wake of COVID-19, the Veterans of Foreign Wars has announced its 121st VFW National Convention scheduled to be held in Reno, Nevada, this July has been officially cancelled. Read the full statement here.

Thousands of VFW and Auxiliary delegates were expected to gather to represent the organization’s total membership of more than 1.6 million at the weeklong event. 

The decision comes as public-health concerns and social-distancing mandates are expected to span into the summer months ahead. This year will mark the first in the organization’s storied 121-year history where a national convention will not be held. The VFW Auxiliary has also cancelled its convention.  

We're disappointed to not be able to gather in Reno, but we look forward to seeing you in Baltimore, Maryland, July 31 - August 5, 2021.


Housing Reservation Cancellation Information

If you made your hotel reservation with Orchid Events/VFW housing, your reservation has been cancelled automatically and you were sent a notification of the cancellation via email (if an email was provided).

No fees (First night deposits) have been charged to credit cards. No action is required on your part. If you paid a hotel deposit by check, you will be refunded.

If you booked a hospitality suite, please email our housing manager, Susie Brenner at

NOTE: If you made a hotel reservation at a hotel outside of the VFW room blocks – Official VFW Hotels - Grand Sierra, Atlantis, Nugget, you will need to call the specific hotel directly you made the reservation with and cancel that reservation yourself.