Fairport’s Veterans Memorial at Potter Park features an area for the display of memorial bricks. Those interested in purchasing a personalized brick to honor a United States veteran for Memorial Day 2016 must send in an order by the May 1st production deadline. Buy-A-Brick forms can be downloaded at www.fairportfoundation.org in the donate tab.
The 4”X8” bricks are intended to honor United States Military Veterans only, and are limited to one Veteran per brick. Each brick costs $100 and has 3 lines with 20 characters permitted per line. Line one includes first name, middle initial, and last name, line two may include rank and or branch such as “PVT” or “USA”, and line three may include your choice of conflict, theatre of operation, dates of service, special awards, etc. Veterans need not be natives of Fairport or Perinton.
Potter Park has been a focal point of the Fairport Village for many years, honoring the brave men and women who have served in the military. Frederick Potter donated this property in 1943, and has since been used as a community and teen center, a playground, a public park, and memorial to soldiers. The Fairport Historic Preservation Commission (FHPC) officially designated Potter Memorial as a Village landmark in June 2010.