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What Ever Happened to the Ridgewood Gold Star Families Monument?

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Ridgewood NJ, we find ourselves in an era where manipulated images have become commonplace. Even prominent figures are sharing modified photographs online, contributing to a landscape where discerning truth from fiction can be challenging. Unfortunately, the use of edited images is not limited to social media posts; it also extends to attempts to misinform the Ridgewood Public.

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American Legion Post 53 will Conduct a Service Honoring all Veterans Saturday November 11, 2023 11am

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Ridgewood NJ, on Saturday November 11, 2023 American Legion Post 53 will conduct a service honoring all veterans who have served in our nations’ armed forces to protect the freedoms we enjoy today. The service will begin at 11:00 a.m. in Memorial Park at Van Neste Square, the time of the signing of the Armistice ending WWI on November 11, 1914.

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UPDATE: The Gold Star Family Service, hosted by American Legion Post 53, Tonight at 7pm Weather Permitting

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UPDATE: This event is cancelled due to the inclement weather

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Ridgewood NJ, the Gold Star Family Service, hosted by American Legion Post 53, is still scheduled for tonight at Memorial Park in Van Neste Square. A decision will be made to proceed dependent on weather by 5 pm today. Come recognize our fallen heroes and the families they left behind.

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American Legion Post 53 Community Drive to raise funds for Gold Star Families Monument in Memorial Park at Van Neste Park in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, American Legion Post 53 is beginning a Community Contribution Drive to raise funds for the placement of a Gold Star Families monument in Memorial Park at Van Neste Park. This will be only the second monument for Gold Star Families in New Jersey. It is the goal of the Legionnaires to raise funds from the Village and beyond so the monument become a Community Project.
The Legion deeply appreciate your support and your assistance reaching out to friends, neighbors and families for this monument that expresses the loss and grief of Gold Star Families.

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Ridgewood Memorial Day Service – May 29, 2023 – 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Park at Van Neste Square

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Ridgewood NJ, Memorial Day Service – May 29, 2023 – 11:00 a.m. – Memorial Park at Van Neste Square– This service is sponsored by American Legion Post 53 – Please come and honor those who have served our country.

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Boycotts Threatened over the Disrespectful Treatment Gold Star Families and the American Legion Post #53

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Ridgewood Nj, boycotts threatened over the disrespectful treatment Gold Star Families and the American Legion Post #53 by the Village Council.

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American Legion Post 53 Gold Star Monument Dropped from the Village Council Agenda

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Ridgewood NJ, Bravo, Ridgewood residents and local Veterans were out in force bashing the Village Council and particular two council members over their disgraceful behavior at the December 7th council meeting towards the proposed very generous gold star memorial donation by the  American Legion Post 53. More than about time.

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American Legion Post 53 Reconsiders Gold Star Monument Donation to Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ,at the December 7th Village Public workshop two members of the Village Council continue to take issue with the Gold Star Monument donated by the American Legion Post 53. Apparently 2 council members Pamela Perron and Paul Vagianos either don’t like veterans or their judgement is clouded by their own agenda .

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Ridgewood Veterans Day Service in Memorial Park at Van Neste Square

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Ridgewood NJ, on November 11th at 11:00 a.m. in Memorial Park at Van Neste Square , the American Legion Post 53 hosted a Veterans Day service.

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North Jersey Veterans Honored at Ridgewood Public Library

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Ridgewood NJ,   July 1, 2022, ahead of Independence Day, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) held a ceremony to recognize the heroic service of local North Jersey veterans and honor them with Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pins and long overdue replacement service medals.

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2021 MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE VAN NESTE MEMORIAL PARK RIDGEWOOD

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Ridgewood NJ, on May 31, 2021, the weather cleared and American Legion Post 53 conducted Memorial Day Services at Van Neste Memorial Park, Ridgewood NJ honoring those service men and women who made ultimate sacrifice in the service of our nations armed forces. The service was open to the public.

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Volunteers Place Flags on the Graves of Veterans at Valleau Cemetery in Ridgewood 

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Ridgewood NJ, Members of Project Interact at Ridgewood High School, joined  American Legion Post 53, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and volunteers from all over Bergen County placed American flags at the graves of veterans at Valleau Cemetery in Ridgewood on May 8,2021. Bob Paoli, commander of American Legion Post 53 played Taps .

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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

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

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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

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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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