While there, Bigley and fellow V.F.W. member Jackie Hall will receive an award bestowed to the local chapter.
The local post learned it was to receive the National Outstanding Community Service Post Award earlier this year.
"This is a great honor for us," Bigley said. "When you're talking national, you're talking the entire country. Being a small post and getting an award, it's a great honor. We couldn't believe it.
"They recognize the best posts of the best posts."
Bigley and Hall will be able to attend the national convention, scheduled for Monday, Aug. 23, because it is in Indianapolis.
Bigley said local V.F.W. officials attended the state convention in June and learned about the award.
"We were notified at the (state convention)," he said. "We were told at that time."
In addition, Bigley said District 7, of which the local post is a member of, gave a community service award to the organization as well. The local post is located at 303 S. Depot St., Brazil.
"When we got that award, the state took it and were going to give us another award," Bigley said. "But the state took it to the national level."
Bigley said the community service award is not just for the local V.F.W., but for the entire community.
"This shows the community has worked with the V.F.W. and its partners and we're getting things done in this community," he said. "Even in hard times, the way we're pressed, people reach in their pockets and they just give, give, give, give. This shows people around the country and around our state how well this small community gets on board.
"There are big cities that don't back veterans as well as this community does."
Bigley pointed to the amount of money that has been recently raised for the Clay County Veterans Service Office and its interest in purchasing a new mini-van to transport Clay County veterans to and from medical appointments or to VA hospitals.
"This shows the effort of this community for its veterans," Bigley said.
Bigley, who became the local post commander earlier this year, said the award is for deeds that took place in 2009. He said current local post Agitant John Schraedley, who maintains community service records, along with former commanders Les Walden and Jim Cassidy are largely responsible for the award.
"They worked tirelessly," Bigley said. "They have a lot to do with this award."