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130th Annual Convention 2022 

The Legion of Valor’s 130th Annual Convention will be held 27 April – 1 May 2022 at the Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center in Williamsburg, VA.

The Legion of Valor of the USA will gather in Williamsburg, Virginia for their 130th 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 veterans 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 130th 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 Williamsburg 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, most from WW II and Korea, who have reached their last retreat.

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

Learn more about the convention. Convention planning is underway. This site will be updated as new information becomes available.

Convention Details

Convention Details

Jack Murray NC National Commander and his wife Beth look forward to welcoming you to Williamsburg, Virginia for the 130th LOV Convention. Plans are underway to visit Colonial Williamsburg, the Yorktown Revolutionary War Museum and Jamestowne, the first English speaking settlement in the new world. These touchstones of our national beginnings are linked by the Colonial Parkway, which run for 19 miles from Yorktown, through Williamsburg, to Jamestowne.

Williamsburg was the colonial capital of the largest and wealthiest of the colonies in the new world. During the 1770s, Thomas Jefferson, Capt. George Washington and Patrick Henry were among many influential colonists who frequently gathered here to discuss current events, walk the streets of Williamsburg and frequent the local eateries and taverns. Both the Continental Army led by General Washington and the British Army of General Cornwallis were stationed in Williamsburg. We will visit Yorktown where Washington and Cornwallis engaged in the last major battle of the Revolutionary War in 1782. Not so far away is Jamestowne Settlement, the original capital of the Virginia colony until 1719 when the mosquitoes drive the colonists to Williamsburg. And if you get tired of history, a roller coaster ride at Busch Gardens might be a change of pace.

Visit Colonial Williamsburg website.

Visit Yorktown Battlefield website.

The Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center will be our local home for the Convention. This site was an actual Fort during the Revolutionary War, and there is a redoubt on hotel property.

Visit Fort Magruder Hotel and Convention Center site.

Currently the pandemic has marginalized planning for the Convention but with the continuing success of the vaccines for Covid-19 we expect improvement for future planning.

Visit this site to get updates as we continue our planning.

Preliminary Schedule

Wednesday 27 April
1200-1700Registration-George NC & Sue Malone
1800-2200Commander's Welcome - Ft. Magruder Hospitality Room Theater
Thursday 28 April0630-0900Breakfast at Ft. Magruder
0930-1000Bus to Colonial Williamsburg
1000-1100Colonial Williamsburg presentation with Colonial characters Gen George Washington and Gen Marque De Lafayette
1115-1245Lunch at Museum
1300-1400Military Tour of Museum
1400-1600Free time in Colonial Williamsburg
1615Bus to Ft. Magruder
1800-1900Memorial Service
1900-2200Dinner on your own
1900-2200Hospitality Room open
Friday 29 April0630-0730Breakfast at Ft. Magruder
0745Bus to Yorktown Revolutionary War Battlefield
0815-1045Guided tour of Battlefield
1100Bus to Waters Edge Grill Restaurant in Yorktown
1130-1245Lunch
1245-1300Bus to Revolutionary War Museum
1300-1400Guided tour of Museum
1400-1530Visit Museum
1530Bus to Ft. Magruder
1800Dinner on your own
1900-2200Hospitality Room Open
Saturday 30 April0600-0900Breakfast at Ft. Magruder
0900-1100LOV and WLOV Board Meetings
1100-1200General Membership and Joint Meeting
1200-1700Free time
1800-2200Black Tie Banquet
Sunday 1 MayDeparture Day


Hotel Reservations

Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center
6945 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Call the hotel direct at 757-220-2250 to receive the special rate.  Do not make reservations at Reservations.com or other third-party sites. Special rates apply two days before and two days after the convention. RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE ON OR BEFORE 27 MARCH to receive special rates.

Room rates are $79 plus tax (king or two double beds): rates available 25 April – 3 May
Check in: 1600     Check out: 1100
Reservations must be received on or by 27 March  2022.

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Room Rates

Room RateWedThurFriSat
King$79$79$79$79
Double$79$79$79$79

Registration

Register online on this site or via mail.

Register

Register for the 2022 Convention

To register for the convention you may register online (preferred) or download the 2022 LOV Convention Registration form to mail in (see below).  Mail registration form and check ($100/ per person) made out to Jack Murray NC (in check memo line indicate LOV Convention 2022) to:

Jack Murray NC
140 Horseshoe Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Additional costs at the reunion include: 1) Lunch at Colonial Williamsburg DeWitt Wallace Museum, and 2) Lunch at Yorktown Riverwalk Water Street Grill ($15-$20/person).

Need to email or talk to Jack:

rugman21@aol.com
757-220-2114 home
757-784-4879 cell

Register Online or Print Registration Form

Register Online (or print form for mailing)

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Hotel Reservations

Fort Magruder Hotel and Convention Center
6945 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Call the hotel direct at 757-220-2250 to receive the special rate.  Do not make reservations at Reservations.com or other third-party sites. Special rates apply two days before and two days after the convention. RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE ON OR BEFORE 27 MARCH to receive special rates.