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Our Annual National Convention

The National Convention is where AMVETS leaders and members will be given a chance to shape the future of

our great organization. From electing new leaders to

voting on resolutions that set the foundation of AMVETS,

the National Convention sets the stage for the coming year.


Future Convention Sites: 

  • 2024 – Springfield, IL

  • 2025 - Missouri


Convention Dates:

August 22 - 27, 2023, Pittsburgh, PA.


Pittsburgh, PA: Site of AMVETS' 2023 National Convention

Rolling to Remember


Every Memorial Day, we continue the tradition of riding around our nation’s capital advocating for our prisoners of war and missing in action, as well as the veteran suicide crisis we face.

NEC Meetings






Our National Executive Committees (NEC) meet three times a year to discuss and vote on matters relevant to AMVETS. Early spring and late fall meetings are typically held in the DC/metropolitan area, near our National Headquarters. Summer meetings are held in August during National Convention.


Future NEC Meetings:

  • December 3, 2022 (Virtual)

  • March 11, 2023 - Washington D.C.



Legislative Advocacy Week


Every March AMVETS members travel to our nation’s capital to speak directly to Congress. We present our legislative priorities and advocate for veterans in meetings with Congressional staff, at our annual breakfast reception, and through the testimony from our National Commander, presented to a joint session of the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs.

AMVETS' 2023 'LAW' week dates: March 7 - 11.

See draft agenda

The Silver Helmet Awards


The Silver Helmet Awards, held annually during our Legislative Advocacy Week, recognizes excellence and outstanding accomplishment in the fields of Americanism, defense, rehabilitation, congressional and civil service. Additionally, the Ladies Auxiliary presents the Humanitarian Award to an outstanding American who serves our country in peace and war. The Sons of AMVETS recognize a distinguished civic leader with their National Aid and Support Award.


Nominations for the Silver Helmet Awards originate with individual AMVETS members and AMVETS posts‚ and are endorsed by the respective state AMVETS honors and awards committees prior to the AMVETS National Convention in August.

The AMVETS National Honors and Awards Committee‚ composed of all past national commanders and the last five “AMVET-of-the-Year” awardees‚ reviews the nominations and makes recommendations to the convention to determine the recipients.

Please use the following form and email submissions to

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