2019 Department convention

June 16 - 23rd 2019 wildwood


  • 100th Celebration T-Shirts and Challenge Coins available for purchase
  • On Tuesday June 18th, you are invited to the Flag Ceremony at Sunset Beach in Cape May. The ceremony will begin at 7PM.
  • Registration will be open starting Tuesday
  • On Wednesday, Morey Piers Tickets and Tram Car tickets will be available for pickup. THESE ARE ONLY FOR USE ON FRIDAY! THESE TICKETS ARE ON A FIRST COME BASIS!
  • On Wednesday, we will be placing wreaths at the VietNam Memorial across from the Convention Center  This will take place before the Joint Memorial Service. The pin ceremony for widows from VietNam will open the Memorial Service. There sill also be a photo slide show of the Past Commanders and Past Presidents.
  • On Friday, we will have our Joint Meeting. It will open the with Massing of the Colors and Flag Ceremony by the Americanism/Patriotic Instructor. 
  • On Friday night, the Department is hosting a BEACH PARTY. There will be music, refreshment for purchase. And th night will finish with FIREWORKS!!!
  • Saturday is installation of officers and the biggest parade yet!


  • Hotels are open for early reservations
  • Department Headquarters will be located at The Days Inn & Suites
  • Auxiliary Registration will open on Tuesday, June 18th at 10AM
  • On Tuesday Evening, all are invited to join us at Sunset Beach in Cape May for their Flag Ceremony 730PM
  • VFW & Auxiliary Registration will open on Wednesday, June 19th from 10AM to 3PM
  • Joint Memorial Services will be on Wednesday, June 19th. Services will begin at 7PM. There will be a presentation of pins for the widows.
  • VFW & Auxiliary will reopen prior to the Memorial Service
  • On Thursday, June 20th VFW & Auxiliary will hold Business Sessions
  • On Friday, June 21st will be the VFW & Auxiliary Joint Session. It will start with the Massing of the Colors -- NEW TO THE JOINT SESSION! ONLY DISTRICT COMMANDERS AND DISTRICT PRESIDENTS WILL PRESENT THE FLAGS OF THE DISTRICT. No Auxiliary Flags will be presented
  • On Saturday, June 22nd the VFW Auxiliary will have Installation in the Meeting Room
  • VFW & Auxiliary Parade will start at 1PM


  • Banners are available for Post and Auxiliaries to purchase. They will be hung for Convention
  • Anniversary Shirts and Challenge Coins will be available for purchase
  • The Committee is working on a Party in the Park tentatively scheduled for Friday
  • For the parade, their will be a bike decorating contest, Floats are encouraged, with a rebate for the Floats. More Information to follow.



For those planning on staying at the Days Inn (the information is in the February mailing). 

Final payments are due by May 1, 2019 to Department Quartermaster.

For reservations and additional information, please contact Department Jr Vice Commander Barbara Kim-Hagemann via email roo21963@gmail.com