National Convention

The annual National Convention is the governing body of The American Legion. Each of The American Legion’s 55 Departments (one in each state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines) is entitled to a minimum of five delegates to the National Convention, plus one delegate for each 1,000 members or major fraction thereof, as of 30 days before the convention. The National Commander, members of the National Executive Committee, all living Past National Commanders, and the five National Vice Commanders are also delegates to the National Convention.

Convention cities are selected on a basis of a variety of criteria, including, but not limited to, the availability and price of hotel rooms, meeting space, city services and the needs of the National Organization and the Departments. Bids are accepted from cities that wish to host the convention.


2014 National Convention Information
Charlotte, NC – August 22 – 28, 2014


This year the National Convention in Charlotte, NC, our delegation hotel will be the Holiday Inn Center City Hotel, located at 230 N College St in downtown Charlotte. Hotel Phone (). The Hotel does not offer shuttle service.

The hotel is approx. 8 miles from the airport. the Convention Center is approximately 6 blocks from the hotel.

Our room rate is $127.00 per night with 15.25% tax for a total of $146.00 for two people, there is a $10.00 fee for each additional person

Self Parking is $16.00 per day and Valet parking is $24.00 per day.

LEGION CAUCUS – Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 – 1:00 p.m. in the _____ Room located on the __ floor of the Hotel.

AUXILIARY CAUCUS – Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 – 1:00 p.m. in the ____ Room located on the ___ floor of the Hotel.

LEGION OFFICE – Will be located in the ______ Room, located on the ___ floor of the Hotel.


Thursday, August 21st:  2 – 4 pm

Friday, August 22nd: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.

Saturday, August 23rd: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.

Sunday, August 24th 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.

Monday, August 25th: 9:00 a.m. until Noon. (The office will officially close on Monday at Noon to pack up supplies)

PARADE – Will be held on Sunday, August 24th starting at 4:00 p.m. The starting point and assigned staging area has not been published yet so information will be provided at the Sunday Caucus meeting. 

This year’s Parade route is: .

UNIFORM FOR TEXAS PARADE – Please bring your western hat and your Texas Flag Convention Shirt. You may order the convention shirt from our office (512/472-4138). Men should bring a pair of blue slacks or jeans. Ladies should wear blue skirts, if they are not wearing jeans.  

The National Commanders Dinner tickets cost $45.00 per person we currently have tickets available anyone wishing to order tickets needs to contact the State Adjutant at (512) 472-4138 or

The National Convention registration fee is $25.00 per person and must be paid to the Department, as all delegates, alternates and guests to the National Convention are registered by their Department Headquarters.



Future Dates and Locations

Baltimore, MD – August 28 to September 3, 2015

Cincinnati, OH – August 26 to September 1, 2016

Louisville, KY - August 25 – 31, 2017

The 100th Anniversary celebration will begin with the 100th National Convention being held in Minneapolis, MN in 2018 and will end with the 101th National Convention in Indianapolis, IN in 2019.

2018 – Minneapolis, MN – August 24 – 30, 2018

2019 Indianapolis, IN – August 23 – 29, 2019