It’s time to register for our 2023 National Convention! 

By Patricia Walker, Convention Chair 

We will meet in Lawton, Oklahoma from October 23 – 28, 2023 for a week of fun, friendship and business.

Oklahoma is “where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plains” -- where the Buffalo Soldiers could possibly have crossed the same paths as Bonnie and Clyde -- where the Duke might have led a cattle drive along the Chisum Trail or encountered Geronimo -- where hearty pioneers took part in land rushes -- and where the 2023 Convention of the Society of Military Widows will convene in Lawton / Fort Sill in October.

All members and guests are invited to join us for a memorable week of hospitality, visits to popular and historic sites and celebrations as we reconnect with old friends and make new ones. In between tours we will have a Welcome Reception and activities in our Hospitality Center along with our Annual Meeting and a closing banquet on Friday evening.

Most importantly, we will be together!! Now is the time to book your trip to Lawton and make your reservations at the Hilton Garden Inn. Our deadline for reservations at the special discounted room rate is September 22, 2023, so start planning today. Contact Patricia Walker at with any questions or if you need help.

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National President Pat Cameron has the ladies of Lawton, Chapter 6, working diligently to make sure their third National SMW Convention in Lawton is the best yet! Show your support! Meet us in Lawton, October 23-28, 2023, for fun, fellowship and to take part in decisions that affect our future. See you there!!