Phoenix Convention Center

124th VFW National Convention



Every year, thousands of VFW and Auxiliary delegates gather to represent the organization’s more than 1.5 million combined membership 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 124th VFW National Convention was held July 22-27, 2023, at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Phoenix's perpetual sunshine might tempt you to find a secluded resort and spend all your days sipping margaritas next to the swimming pool. Don't give in. From serene desert gardens and one-of-a-kind museums, to award-winning dining and more: Make sure to take time to enjoy everything Phoenix has to offer. Visit Phoenix offers ideas and shows you how to explore Phoenix during your free time.

In addition to remarks from VA Secretary Denis McDonough, this year's list of guest speakers included: USAA CEO Wayne Peacock; Twisted X CEO Prasad Reddy; vice minister of the Taiwanese Veterans Affairs Council Wu, Chih-Yang; Deputy Director POW/MIA Accounting Agency Fern Sumpter Winbush and former Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and VFW National Ambassador SEAC (Ret.) John Wayne Troxell. In addition to several Distinguished Service Award and VFW Gold Medal of Merit recipients, celebrity Chef Robert Irvine received the VFW Distinguished Citizenship Award, the first to receive the honor. 

The VFW will NOT host on-site church services this year. For those interested in attending local services, here are some resources available to help you locate a church of your choice in Phoenix. 


2024 Exhibits
If you are interested in exhibiting at future exhibits, like the 125th VFW National Convention in Louisville, July 27-Aug. 1, 2024, please email Vanessa Kane, CMP, CMM, at to be placed on the invite list for information to go out in late January 2024.

Interested in sponsoring the 125th VFW National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, in 2024? See the opportunities offered for the 2023 convention, and contact VFW Foundation Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations, Brooke Brown at to reserve your spot for next year.

Get ready for the 124th VFW National Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, July 22-27, 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.”

124th VFW National Convention Event App 


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