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Established in 1914, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Auxiliary set out to serve the veterans of this country and our communities in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who has served in uniform. The VFW Auxiliary is one of the nation’s oldest veterans’ service organizations and our members are the relatives of those who served in a location of foreign conflict. Nearly 470,000 members in more than 3,500 Auxiliaries nationwide, plus three foreign-based Auxiliaries, volunteer millions of hours and fundraise millions of dollars for charitable projects that benefit veterans, military service personnel and their families.

Hello Friends, Brothers & Sisters; 

First I would like to say that being a family member of a veteran is a blessing and becoming a member of the VFW Auxiliary is an honor afforded to me by my late husband William Henson "Bill" Gilmer ( Winterville, Watkinsville & Athens Georgia ) – it was through his tours of duty while in the Navy during the Korean wartime and that is what established my eligibility to join this great organization.  

Since 1914, the VFW Auxiliary has brought together Americans from all walks of life with a common purpose; to improve the lives of veterans and their families, and our communities.  It is through our programs that we fulfill the Auxiliary’s reason for being. As part of the Department of Pennsylvania’s leadership team, it is my hope you will find the information on this web site to be informative, inspiring, educational and motivational.  If by chance you don't see what you are looking for on our website, please don't hesitate to reach out to our office by calling 706-543-5940

I've always wanted to be a part of something that makes a difference in the lives of our Veterans and I believe the VFW Auxiliaries in Athens, GA  makes that difference.  Please Always Respet, Honor, and remember our veterans and their families.  Until you hear from me again, be strong, be safe, and be kind.

VFW Auxiliary President, Athens, GA 

Beth Gilmer



Upcoming Events

  • Country River Band Live @ Athens VFW Post 2872
    Country River Band Live @ Athens VFW Post 2872
    Fri, Sep 29
    Sep 29, 8:00 PM
    Athens, 835 Sunset Dr, Athens, GA 30606, USA
    Sep 29, 8:00 PM
    Athens, 835 Sunset Dr, Athens, GA 30606, USA
    Fri. Sept. 29th: Join us and the Country River Band. Door opens at 7:00, Band starts at 8:00.

It's that time again, 1st Fridays at the VFW... Cap BBQ will be on the food, bartenders will have those margaritas & daiquiris flowing, & I got some friends ready to challenge yall in some Spades/Tunk


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