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123rd VFW National Convention



Every year, thousands of VFW and Auxiliary delegates gather to represent the organization’s total membership of more than 1.5 million at the weeklong VFW National Convention. While there, our mission is to approve new national priorities to guide our organization as we lobby Congress on issues important to the nation’s veterans, service members and their families.

Convention delegates also elect new leadership, as well as recognize prominent individuals and organizations for their support of veterans and military personnel.

The 123rd VFW National Convention was held July 16-21, 2022, in Kansas City, Missouri.

There is much more to Kansas City than meets the eye. Unique attractions throughout KC beckon locals and visitors alike to find the city’s hidden gems. Explore the nationally recognized World War I Museum. Let curiosity guide you at Union Station. Walk in the steps of America's 33rd President in Independence. Uncover the city’s charm by discovering its attractions. From the world's best barbecue, to internationally known museums, every aspect of the city possesses a unique KC twist that makes us one of a kind. To see everything Kansas City has to offer, plan your trip today.

The list of guest speakers and awardees included governor of Missouri Mike Parson; Kansas City Mayor Quentin Lucas; vice minister of the Taiwanese Veterans Affairs Council Wu, Chih-Yang; inspirational speaker, former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills; and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Army General (Ret.) Martin Dempsey, who will received the VFW Distinguished Service Award. Monday's Joint Opening Session received a surprise call from PACT Act supporter, veterans advocate and comedian Jon Stewart, and convention delegates in attendance heard from Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough. This was the first time he has appeared in-person to address the assembly. 


2023 Exhibits – KC Convention
If you are interested in exhibiting at the July 22-27, 2023, 124th VFW National Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, please email Vanessa Kane at VKane@vfw.org and you will be placed on the invite list for information to go out in late January 2023.


123rd National Convention Housing
Housing for the 123rd VFW National Convention is now closed for new reservations. Please check availability and rates at properties within Kansas City. VFW Housing does not manage or provide assistance with booking reservations through this site, and room types and rates pull directly from the hotels reservation systems. Please make sure to read all booking policies, which may include advanced payments, non-refundable deposits and cancellation fees. If you have questions regarding the hotel listings and rates, please contact the hotel direct for clarification or to book direct.


Interested in sponsoring the 124th VFW National Convention in Phoenix, Arizona? Contact VFW Foundation Assistant Director of Corporate Relations, Brooke Brown at BBrown@vfw.org to reserve your spot for next year.



*A limited number of ADA rooms have been made available on a first-come, first-served basis. While we can’t guarantee all requests, once the rooms have been exhausted attendees may request in comments to be waitlisted should there be any cancellations.


Video Highlights

Award Highlights

Speaker Highlights

View all the video segments from the 123rd VFW National Convention here

Get ready for the 123rd VFW National Convention in Kansas City, July 16-21, by downloading the VFW Events app today!
The app is available for download at both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store by searching “VFW Events.”

VFW National Convention is live in the VFW Events App 


The group, Chapel Hart

VFW Patriotic Celebration

From the parade of Departments to an evening filled with the music from Chapel Hart, you won't want to miss the 2022 VFW Patriotic Celebration!

Tuesday, July 19, 6:00 p.m.

Kansas City Convention Center
Hall AB

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