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GOLD STAR MOTHER’S DAY – SEPTEMBER 29

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Ridgewood NJ, Gold Star Mother’s Day will be celebrated by the American Legion Post # 53 at Memorial Park at Van Neste Square at dusk on Sunday, September 29, 2019.  Please note this corrected date.  Join us to celebrate the courageous mothers of those who protect us by volunteering to serve in our military.

Gold Star Mothers Day, will be celebrated at Van Neste Park Ridgewood and will be commemorated with the placing and display of luminaries in Van Neste Park beginning at 7 p.m. The event is open to all to attend.

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Village Council Congratulates Ridgewood American Legion Post 53 on the 100th Anniversary of their Charter

photo courtesy of Ramon Hache

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Village council congratulates the American Legion Post 53 on the 100th Anniversary of their charter.

The Council offered a thank to the members of American Legion Post 53 for their service to our country and for continuing to work to ensure our veterans and fallen heroes receive the respect and dignity they so selflessly earned and deserve.

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Memorial Day, May 27, 2019 – American Legion Post 53

photos by Joe Burns

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Ridgewood NJ, About 200 residents and friends attended the annual Memorial Day celebration conducted by American Legion Post 53 at Ridgewood’s Van Neste Square Memorial Park. 2019 is the American Legion’s 100th anniversary as a veterans organization, and Post 53’s 100th anniversary as an American Legion post. 


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Glen Rock Schools Find US Armed Forces Offensive

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Glen Rock NJ, in a case of political correctness run amuck , Glen Rock Public Schools backs out of an American Legion Coloring Contests as cartoon of US Military is called offensive .

Statement from Bruce Watson, Interim Superintendent regarding the American Legion Coloring Contest :

“I have received a number of emails regarding my decision not to have our 4th and 5th grade students participate in this year’s American Legion Coloring Contest. This has caused me to pause. Perhaps I had too much concern for the impact of the picture. Today we look at everything thru a different lens when it comes to our students. There was no disrespect intended to our veterans and now after listening to parents, I will reverse this decision and allow the pictures to go home for parents and students to decide if they wish to compete.”

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Ridgewood Veterans Day Service 2 pm Today Van Neste Square

photo courtesy of Bergen County Historical Society

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Ridgewood NJ, Veterans Day Wreath Laying – November 11, 2018, Sunday. Meet at Van Neste Square, Ridgewood at 2 pm.

Each year the Bergen County Historical Society raises awareness of different monuments throughout the County to raise awareness of these important sites and to remember the men and women who have served. This year join us in Ridgewood, NJ as we participate in American Legion Post #53’s Veterans Day Service on Sunday, November 11th at 2:00 p.m. in Memorial Park at Van Neste Square.

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Veterans Day Service and Wreath Laying on Sunday, November 11th at 2:00 p.m

Ridgewood Veterans Day Service, 2015

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Ridgewood NJ, American Legion Post #53 will hold a Veterans Day Service and Wreath Laying on Sunday, November 11th at 2:00 p.m. in Memorial Park at Van Neste Square.

Each year the Bergen County Historical Society raises awareness of different monuments throughout the County to raise awareness of these important sites and to remember the men and women who have served. This year join us in Ridgewood, NJ as we participate in American Legion Post #53’s Veterans Day Service on Sunday, November 11th at 2:00 p.m. in Memorial Park at Van Neste Square. Photo below is last year in River Edge.

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Ridgewood Veterans Day Service – Sunday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m.

Ridgewood Police Honor Guard presented the colors at Saturday’s Veterans Day Ceremony

file photo by Boyd Loving

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Ridgewood NJ, American Legion Post #53 will hold a Veterans Day Service on Sunday, November 1th at 2:00 p.m. in Memorial Park at Van Neste Square. This is a correction to the Village of Ridgewood Village Calendar.

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Gold Star Mother’s Day Ceremony ,September 30th

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Ridgewood NJ, On Sunday, September 30, 2018 our Nation honors our Gold Star Mothers and families. The Presidential Proclamation in 2011 commemorating this day pronounces, “As members of a grateful Nation, we owe a debt we can never repay, but hold this sacred obligation forever in our hearts, minds, and actions. We honor their sacrifice, and stand with our service members, military families, and Gold Star families as they have stood for us.” The American Legion Post 53 and Ridgewood NJ’s Blue Star Families are committed to bringing awareness to our community and to commemorate the sacrifices these mothers and their families have made for our Country.

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Eagle Scout project dedicates a historical sign at The Hopper – Zabriskie Family Cemetery in Ho-Ho-Kus

photos courtesy of Joe Burns American Legion Post 53

July 11,2018

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Ho-Ho-Kus  NJ, on June 27th the borough of Ho Ho Kus  dedicated a historical sign at The Hopper – Zabriskie Family Cemetery in Ho-Ho-Kus. Located on at the lower train station parking lot. This hidden historical treasure was an Eagle Scout project by Alex Melarti, with help from Stan Kober. The project included a major cleanup, repairs, painting, adding mulch and gravel paths, erosion prevention, plantings, a new bench and the historical sign.

Pictured here(L to R) John Hanlon, Planning Bd President, Council President Doug Troast, Stan Kober, Project Liason, Scout Alex Melarti, Councilman Steve Shell, Borough Admin. Bill Jones, Chief Chris Minchin, and Councilman Kevin Crossley – special thanks to long time resident Joe Burns American Legion Post 53 for the pictures.