116th VFW National Convention

Pittsburgh, Pa., “The Steel City” was the host city for the 116th VFW National Convention held July 18-22, 2015. 

Approximately 10,000 members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries convened from all over the world for the five-day event at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. VFW members voted on organizational by-laws, attended revitalizing and informative workshops, networked with other veterans and attended business sessions.  

President Barack Obama, VA Secretary Bob McDonald, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Director Mike Linnington, and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf were just a few guests to address convention delegates. VFW awards were presented to Gen. James Mattis, U.S. Army Medics, Patrick Hallinan, executive director of Army National Military Cemeteries, and the Arlington Ladies, among many others. 

Well-known for his support of veterans and service members, country star Toby Keith made a surprise visit at the VFW's Patriotic Celebration Tuesday night, treating convention delegates and their guests with an impromptu performance of some of his classic songs like "Beer for My Horses" and "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue." 

For your convenience, complete convention information can be accessed via the links below.

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