Memorial Day – May 30, 2022: Gone, but not Forgotten.

May 30, 2022

It is Memorial Day. A day when we pause to honor the men and women who laid down their lives in defense of the values and liberties that define our great nation. In somber reflection, and with great humility, we recognize their sacrifice.

Since last Memorial Day, Perinton lost more than 65 brave community members who fought for our country. Please take a moment to honor their memory, or share a tribute to them. Perinton has many hometown heroes, and we are forever grateful for their service and sacrifice.

As we reflect, we share the story of one local family’s personal sacrifice – Fred and Ethel Vincent and their four sons, who give special meaning to the term ‘band of brothers.’

All four brothers served in the U.S. Military, and sadly, two were killed in action – Private Curtis Vincent WWII) and Private Donald Vincent (Korean War). We share this familiar story of family sacrifice with the help of information collected by Town Historian Bill Poray. Read more below.

This Memorial Day, we recognize the sacrifice of all who lost their lives in service to our great nation. Their service was courageous, their sacrifice was immeasurable, and their memory will live on through their families, friends, and all of us who take time to remember them.