Don’t Miss the VFW Live from New Orleans

118th VFW National Convention kicks off July 22

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Make sure to have your electronic devices ready as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States begins streaming live from its 118th VFW National Convention in New Orleans starting July 23.Don't Miss NOLA

More than 10,000 VFW and VFW Auxiliary members are expected to attend the weeklong convention at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in downtown New Orleans, July 22-26. Livestreaming begins with the annual memorial service on July 23 at 8:30 a.m. (CDT), and continues for the duration of the convention beginning at 7:30 a.m., July 24, and culminating with the election of a new national commander on July 26.  

Among this year’s presentations include the VFW Americanism Award to the Delta Airlines Honor Guard, the VFW News Media Award to the Billings Gazette in Montana, the VFW Hall of Fame Award to Bobby Henline, VFW Armed Forces Award to retired Army Gen. Richard Cody, and the VFW Aeronautic and Aerospace Award to NASA astronaut and Navy Capt. Chris Cassidy, among others. The convention will also host appearances by many notable guests, including Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin and Medal of Honor recipient and retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. James Livingston. 

With an agenda packed full of distinguished guests and presentations, and the installation of the next VFW National Commander Keith Harman, you won’t want to miss a single thing! Stay updated by searching #VFWConvention on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to follow us on social media or log on to for regular updates during the convention.

Also, for those planning to attend, the VFW has launched a new mobile app to provide attendees the tools needed to make the most of their visit. Search “VFW NOLA 2017” to download the free app in both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. The app ensures attendees will receive important notifications and reminders throughout the conference, have instant access to the daily agenda, the opportunity to connect with other attendees, and much more! And don’t forget to join in the social conversation from the convention using #VFWConvention.