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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.

Convention 2024 Dates:

August 5th - August 10th

There are TWO hotels for Convention 2024 (side by side):

Site 1: Wyndham Grand City Centre

Site 2: DoubleTree by Hilton

Future Convention Sites: 

  • 2025 - Greensboro, NC

  • 2026 - Orlando, FL


Rolling To Remember : May 24 - 27th (Reservations)

Spring NEC 2024:

Date: March 9, 2024

Location: Bethesda, MD 

Official Agenda

For those who visited lawmakers as part of Legislative Advocacy Week, be sure to send your follow-up emails. Here is a template:

"Good afternoon, _____! I am writing on behalf of AMVETS to thank you so much for taking the time to meet with us last week.

Coming to Capitol Hill for Legislative Advocacy Week is important to us and our organization. Getting the chance to sit down with staff members like you makes us feel like our voices are heard, no matter where we come from. I am so thankful we got the chance to discuss our top bills and priorities for the year with you.

Your hard work is always appreciated, and I hope you know how much AMVETS values your dedication, commitment, and time. Please keep in touch and let us know how we can be helpful in keeping American veterans at the forefront of the conversation in Washington, DC.

Thank you again,

______ "

Commander's Testimonial

Date: July 19 - Jul 20, 2024

Location: Greensboro, NC

Deadline for Reservations:  June 5, 2024

Deadline for Tickets: July 12th, 2024


Springfield, IL: Site of AMVETS' 2024 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:

  • March 09, 2024 - Bethesda, MD 



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' 2024 'LAW' week dates: March 5 - 9.

Official 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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