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Veterans Are Still Serving

Commander Jim Davis leads his almost 300 veteran membership

We’re Still Serving!  Those are the proud words spoken by every member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) throughout the United States of America.  And these words are very appropriate as they truly exemplify their ongoing mission with patriotism at its core.  North Fulton County has the honor to be represented by VFW Post 12002 with Commander Jim Davis leading his almost 300 veteran membership through numerous ongoing causes for veterans and the surrounding community.  

“First and foremost,” says Commander Davis, “This organization is for the support and benefit of our nation’s combat veterans that served overseas.  They proudly served and now we proudly serve them. And we welcome more members.”  The Commander explained that membership benefits include a strong voice in Washington D.C. to keep Veterans Benefits and secure future benefits as well as discounts from supporting businesses and access to nearly 6,000 Posts Worldwide!  

And for the community, there are numerous programs that require attention and financial support. Each year, for example, Post 12002 participates in a series of national programs that benefit the North Fulton County community including scholarships for middle and high school students, first response recognition awards, and support of local Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Cadets, scouts, and teachers as well as contributing to Georgia and National Veterans Programs including the VFW’s National Home for Children.

“Post 12002 has annual expenses exceeding $20,000 with no source of revenue other than asking the patriotic minded businesses and individuals of Alpharetta, John’s Creek, Milton, and Roswell to underwrite the cost of our programs, that serve the community,” explained Senior Vice-Commander Ron Cowan.  “And while the community has always been very supportive, we need more support to effectively accomplish our mission.”  Ron cited just a few of many programs such as Wreaths Across America for the Old Roswell Cemetery, Firefighter, Law Enforcement Officer, EMT and 911 Dispatcher of the year awards, student and teacher of the year and so many others that recognize individuals within the community that represent the best of American patriotism as well as humanity itself.

With Memorial Day only days ago, Flag Day and July 4th upon us, we should do more than remember the veterans of VFW Post 12002, as well as those of other U.S. veteran associations, by helping them fulfill their “We’re Still Serving” mission by supporting them.

For additional information about VFW Post 12002 including becoming a member and/or donating, go to or use the QR Code

Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is the nation's largest organization of war veterans and its oldest major veteran’s organization.

VFW Post 12002 is a 501(c)19 Tax-Exempt Veterans Organization