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129th Annual Convention — A Gathering of Extraordinary Combat Heroes

Members of the Legion of Valor of the USA will gather in Springfield, Missouri for their 129th Annual Convention. Each member of the Legion is the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Cross or Air Force Cross — our nation’s highest awards for extraordinary heroism in combat. The Legion of Valor was founded in 1890 as the Medal of Honor Legion, and was chartered by Act of Congress in 1955. The Legion is the nation’s oldest military service organization.

The Legion of Valor members span the ranks from Private to General yet hold in common the performance of a heroic deed in combat that sets them apart from all others. Only one in 20,000 combatants are recipients of these awards for extraordinary heroism.

At the 129th Annual Convention, World War II fighter aces, Korean War marines, Vietnam infantrymen, Iraq naval gunners and Afghanistan sharpshooters from 90+ years of age to 23 years of age will speak in ways that only a common bond permits. All faced extraordinary conditions in combat and were called upon to risk their lives above and beyond the call of duty — and did so without hesitation.

During their time in Springfield members of the Legion will visit local sites. A solemn Memorial Service is held for Legion members who passed on during the year. Each year the Legion says goodbye to 30+ members, some from WW II, who have reached their last retreat.

The Legion has a strong family tradition and members’ spouses and children are regulars at conventions.

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Convention Details

Convention Details

National Commander Fred Spaulding promises a great time in Springfield, Missouri and Branson, Missouri. Learn more about Springfield.

Preliminary Schedule

Wed— arrival and check-in. Hospitality room opens at noon.
Thur— bus to helicopter repair facility (Hueys, Cobras, Apaches). This facility operated throughout the Vietnam War and is quite interesting. From there we go to Bass Pro Shops corporate headquarters for lunch and brief walkthrough; and then a short trip to the town square and the Springfield Museum, and then to the hotel for a much needed drink.
Fri— you are on your own for the day. Branson is only 30-40 minutes away, and a casino is only about an hour away.
Sat— Board meeting and general membership meetings in the morning Banquet in the evening.
Sun  Goodbye until next year

Hotel Reservations

Convention hotel reservations may be made by calling the University Plaza Hotel 1-417-864-7333 and ask for the Legion of Valor group block. The LOV rate is $90.00 (standard king) or $125.00 (king suite or poolside suite) per night plus taxes and includes a buffet breakfast buffet and self-parking. Reservations must be received by 18 March, 2019.

Registration

The convention registration fee is as follows: 1 Jul-30 Sep 2018—$80.00 per person; 1 Oct-30 Nov 2018— $90.00 per person; 1 Dec-28 Feb 2019—$100.00 per person; after 1 Mar 2019— $125.00 per person. Mail registration and check to Fred Spaulding, 12902 Mondavi Dr., Fichers, IN 46037 or register and pay online.

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Register for the Convention

To register for the convention you may register online or download the 2019 LOV Convention Registration form to mail in. Mail registration form and check to Fred Spaulding, 12902 Mondavi Dr., Fichers, IN 46037.

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2) The reunion registration fee is as follows: 1 Jul-30 Sep 2018—$80.00 per person; 1 Oct-30 Nov 2018— $90.00 per person; 1 Dec-28 Feb 2019—$100.00 per person; after 1 Mar 2019— $125.00 per person.

Hotel Reservations

Convention hotel reservations may be made by calling the University Plaza Hotel 1-417-864-7333 and ask for the Legion of Valor group block. The LOV rate is $90.00 (standard king) or $125.00 (king suite or poolside suite) per night plus taxes and includes a buffet breakfast buffet and self-parking. Reservations must be received by 18 March, 2019 to receive the group rate.