This is the don’t miss event for Legionnaires in Virginia. We hope to have you join us at the Department of Virginia 2020 Convention for lots of fun and valuable information. Come network with other Legionnaires and learn more about The American Legion and the Department of Virginia. This is an exciting and jam packed event with Meetings, Awards Ceremonies, Job Fair, Medical Screening, DMV Services, Blood Drive, Service Officer Assistance, and special events. The 2020 Department Convention will be held July 9-12 in Herndon, VA at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your Hotel Reservation and Convention Reservation are separate actions. The Convention Committee cannot make your hotel reservations and you must do this on your own through the hotel.

Convention Registration – Registration has started and you can click HERE to use the online reservation system. For best results and quick processing, please use the online registration system. We also have integrated PayPal so you can pay online as well. If you really need to use the off-line method, you can use the link at the bottom to download the registration form.

Hotel Reservations – Navigate to the special hotel website by clicking HERE to book your room reservation by credit card online. If you encounter difficulties you can also call 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667). Before calling please make sure you have your credit card ready and advise them you want to make a reservation at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport for the American Legion Convention and your Group Code is POG.

  • Room Rate: $109.00 per night plus tax (verify rate when booking).
  • Book by June 15th to make sure you can get a room.

Event information and schedules are not quite ready. Just as soon as the information is available it will be posted here.


You can download the list of events HERE.
You can download a Thursday/Friday night flyer HERE.

Thursday, July 9 – Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the Belmont Ballroom. The American Legion partnering with the US Chamber of Commerce to host a Military Hiring Fiar. The attendees are able to connect with recruiters and hiring managers from local and national companies of all sizes. Coordinated by the Department Veterans Employment Chairman Adam Martinez.

Thursday, July 9 – Welcome To Convention Party, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Lobby and Old Ox Grill. The American Legion Another 100 Years Into The Future. The cost for this event is only $22.00 and will feature Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Baked Beans, Tortilla Chips with Queso, Iced Tea, Lemonade, and Assorted Deserts. Complimentary wine and beer will be served from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. This event will feature a 50/50 drawing as well as door prizes. Download the flyer HERE.

Friday, July 10 – VA Screening, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the lobby outside the Belmont IV Ballroom. VA Medical Staff from Washington DC VA Medial Center will give free screening services to veterans and will be providing healthy diet information. Blood Drive, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the Belmont Ballroom. DMV Mobile Unit, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the parking lot. Legionnaires can apply for the veteran’s status on their license, get enhanced driver licenses and take advantage of other services offered by DMV and Inland Game and Fisheries.

Friday, July 10 – Country and Western Dance Party, 9:00 PM to Midnight in the Red Fox/Mosby Restaurant. The cost for this event is only $10.00 per person and will feature door prize, raffles, and prizes for Best Hat and Best Boots. Download the flyer HERE.

Saturday, July 11 – Official Department Banquet. Cocktails from 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM in the lobby outside the Belmont Ballrooms. The Banquet starts at 7:00 PM being held in the Belmont I, II, and III Ballrooms. The cost for this event is only $40.00 with your choice of Beef or Chicken meal.

Saturday, July 11 – After Banquet Dance, 9:00 PM to Midnight in the Belmont III and IV Ballrooms. The cost for this event is only $6.00 per person. Enjoy the sounds from DJ Richie. There will be a cash bar and door prizes.

Download the Convention Registration Form