VFW post 8495 has the honor of organizing and leading a parade through the Fairport village to honor our members and other local veterans who have passed away during the preceding year.
Buddy Poppy. Before Memorial Day in 1922, we conducted our first poppy distribution, becoming the first veterans' organization to organize a nationwide distribution. The poppy soon was adopted as the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, as it remains today.
Coming home doesn't mean the battle is over. With over 10 times the amount of veterans lost to suicide than to combat operations in the same time period, there has never been a more important time to TAKE A STAND and DO something to support our veterans!! If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, we have people that have shared a similar experience and are ready to help.
VFW Post 8495 was chartered in 1946 by a group of returning WWII veterans and has become the largest group of combat veterans in Monroe County. Membership in our post - as in any other VFW post - is limited to those who were awarded an approved campaign ribbon or combat action badge listed in the bylaws of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
That from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. - President Abraham Lincoln
Andover, Mass. and Kansas City, Mo. (October 16, 2019) - For the first time ever, U.S. veterans will be able to receive U.S. Department of Veteran'...