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2024 VFW Legislative Conference

The 2024 VFW Legislative Conference will held held March 3-7, 2024, in Washington, D.C.

For nearly 75 years, the VFW's annual Legislative Conference has provided an opportunity for VFW leaders from each state to personally lobby their respective lawmakers and watch as the VFW's current Commander-in-Chief testifies on Capitol Hill before the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees on behalf of veterans.

Guest speakers are invited to address conference delegates, and since 1964, the VFW's Congressional Award has been presented annually to one sitting member of the House or Senate for their significant legislative contributions on behalf of those who have worn the uniform. Last year, the VFW presented its 2023 Congressional Award to Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) for his outstanding service and years of unwavering support to veterans, service members, their families and survivors.

Also at the event, the national winners of the Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen scholarship contests are announced with both first place winners reading their winning essay before conference delegates after being presented with their winnings. Last year, then-VFW National Commander Tim Borland was joined by then-VFW Auxiliary President Jane Reape to present the 2022-2023 national Voice of Democracy first place winner, Scotland Stewart, with the top $35,000 T.C. Selman Memorial Scholarship. Stewart, a sophomore at Franklin County High School in Winchester, Tennessee, was sponsored by VFW Post 1893 in Estill Springs, Tennessee. The 2022-2023 Patriot’s Pen first place winner, Leighton Peters, who was sponsored by VFW Post 2204 and its Auxiliary in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Peters was awarded the top Patriot’s Pen prize of $5,000.

Don't wait to make your reservation for the 2024 Legislative Conference. Housing is now open! Book your room today here: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/WASRC/G-VFS4.

Be on the lookout for the 2024 Legislative Conference Event App. Updates about the Event App and the 2024 Legislative Conference will made here as it draws closer.