"Locally, 95 Perinton and Fairport veterans established the Perinton Memorial Post #8495 on the VFW in November of 1946. Official Recognition of the post and installation of officers took place in the Cottage Hotel on North Main Street.
The Post first met in various places, including the Green Lantern Inn, the Cottage Hotel,the fire hall, the American Legion hall, and in members’ homes, but by 1948 had acquired land on Macedon Center Road where they planned to construct their own building. One of their many fund raising methods was the sale of 7500 "building blocks” at 25 cents apiece, eventually netting $2,321. The concrete blocks were to create the foundation for the building. Combining successful fund raising with the talent of many of their members, the VFW’s new home was completed and dedicated in 1952."
(Adapted from a column by Perinton Historian Jean Keplinger)
"The purpose of this corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable and educational; to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead, and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom; and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies."
Section 230102 of the Congressional Charter
Our programs support our service members while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the VFW programs where your support is most urgently needed.