National Convention Patriotic Parade

Dear 2019-20 Department Commander,

In preparation for the VFW Patriotic Celebration on Tuesday, July 23, with parade formation starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Orange County Convention Center,

All participants, including your color guard which are welcome, but not mandatory, are requested to be in position on Tuesday, July 23, by 5:30 p.m., in the designated area in Hall WE2 for the lineup.

(We highly encourage dressing “Patriotic.”)

The parade order is based on the membership numerical gain or loss of your Department as of June 30, 2019. There will be a sign with your state’s name on it located in the assembly area, Tuesday, July 23, 5:30 p.m., indicating your department’s position in the Patriotic March.  

General VFW Patriotic March Rules

  1. All persons are requested to be in position by 5:30 p.m. in the staging area
  2. In order to meet a set time schedule, the march must start at 6:30 p.m.
  3. Distance between each unit is approximately 20 paces.
  4. The Department Commander and President will pass in review. Parade will be reviewed by the Commander-in-Chief and National President.
  5. Have fun!!!

If you have any questions concerning the Patriotic March, contact me at VFW National Headquarters via 816.968.1116 or


Lynn W. Rolf, III

Director of Programs

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