The Town of Sweden honors its veterans and active duty service members in a variety of ways – through the annual Veterans Day luncheon at the senior center, the Wall of Honor at the community center, permanent memorials at town cemeteries, annual financial support of local veterans’ organizations and the Hometown Heroes banner program.
Two Sweden residents, Ed Perrine and Ray Morris, recently traveled to Washington DC as part of the Honor Flight program which gives World War II veterans the opportunity to visit the World War II memorial in the nation’s capitol. Both Perrine and Morris have a connection to Sweden town government – Mr. Perrine is the father of Highway Superintendent Fred Perrine and Mr. Morris is a member of the Environmental Conservation Board.
The Sweden Town Board would like to recognize all World War II veterans residing in the Town in the December edition of the town newsletter, the Snapshots. The Town is working with the Brockport Veterans Club to identify World War II veterans. Anyone who is a World War II veteran or knows a veteran residing in the Town, please contact Pat Connors at 637-7588 or Fred Perrine at 637-3369 by November 18. Information may also be submitted to the Town Board at 18 State Street, Brockport.