FRA's Centennial is November 11th 2024, FRA is the lead organization for the Department of Veteran Affairs National Celebration

Veterans Day National Committee Information 




Save The Date for the FRA Centennial Convention

November 12-15th 2024
Doubletree Hotel Annapolis, MD with pre and post-convention events & activities.

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Room rates are $115.00 per night plus13% tax.  The cut-off date for the block of rooms is October 5, 2024.  Due to the anticipated demand, we encourage attendees to book by September 1st.  

Planes: The closest airport is Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI). 20 miles from the hotel. Additional airports include Ronald Reagan Washington (DCA) and Washington Dulles International (IAD)
Trains: The closest train station is BWI.  Free on-site parking 

Local points of interest (The US Naval Academy, Maryland State Capital, and the Historic Waterfront District) are just three miles away. The Annapolis Towne Center at Parole is within walking distance of the hotel, offering great shopping and dining opportunities. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Kim Afolabi at 703-683-1400 x127 or


Convention Draft Schedule

November 10th
Pre-Convention meetings
November 11th
Veterans Day activities at Arlington National Cemetery Transportation to Arlington from the hotel
(advanced registration required)
November 12th 
Opening Ceremony and First Business meeting 
November 13th
Committees meetings and Second Business meeting

November 14th
Third and Fourth Business meetings

November 15th
Installation and Banquet

November 16th
Post Board meeting

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2024 Centennial & National Convention Committee
PNP Donna M. Jansky, Chairperson
Rich Brune, Co-Chairperson
PNP Cindy Rodham-Tuck, Treasurer and Auxiliary of the FRA Chairperson
PNC Laurie Bailey, Secretary

Please see Newsletters for full list of Committee members and volunteers 

FRA National Officers and Headquarters Staff
Phillip Reid 
FRA NP John Handzuk
FRA NVP Maria Behm 
FRA Director, Administration & Facility Kim Afolabi
FRA Accountant Donna Simms  

2024 Convention Newsletters