VFW Post 8495 consistently wins awards from the state and national departments of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for our community outreach and Veterans services programs. Listed below are just some of the activities our members are involved in:
- Organizing Fairport's Memorial Day Parade
- Leading the 4th of July & Veterans Day Parade
- Making our grounds available to Advent House for their annual fund raiser
- Participating in the annual Fairport Canal Days
- Participating in the Fairport Music & Food Fest
- Adopt A Highway program
- Talk to classrooms and grade levels about things like Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Flag Etiquette and other various patriotic topics in our schools outreach program.
Every Memorial day, members of our Post volunteer their time to decorate the graves of Veterans located within the Fairport/Perinton area with a flag. Our Post provides the flags. This one act defines what Memorial Day is about for us. It is a time of solemn reflection and a great honor.