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The History of Memorial Day

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Ridgewood NJ, Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed in the United States on the last Monday of May each year. It is a day dedicated to honoring and remembering the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. The history of Memorial Day dates back to the aftermath of the American Civil War.

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Ridgewood Public Schools Extend Memorial Day Weekend to Account for Unused Snow Days

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Public Schools have decided to extend the Memorial Day weekend to utilize all of the remaining snow days allocated for this school year.

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Bergen County Executive Kicks Off Memorial Day weekend in Paramus

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Paramus NJ, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco kicked off the Memorial Day weekend by visiting Paramus’ Memorial Day Ceremony at Memorial Elementary School. Tedesco said , “As we begin this long weekend, take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices made by the veterans and service members who defend the freedoms that we too often take for granted. Thank you for your courage and bravery.”

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The Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus Annual Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 29, 2023, at 10:30 AM

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The Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 29, 2023, at 10:30 AM. The Parade will begin at Ardmore Road and Sheridan Avenue and conclude at the War Memorial on East Franklin Turnpike for a Remembrance Ceremony featuring the laying of wreaths and a dedication to the unveiling of our 2023 Hometown Hero banners.

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All Village of Ridgewood Offices Will Be closed May 29th, in Observance of the Memorial Day Holiday

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Ridgewood NJ, all Village offices and departments will be closed on Monday, May 29th, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

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Tree Branch Takes Out Primary Power Service Line in Wyckoff

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Wyckoff NJ, Saturday morning  the Wyckoff Fire department was dispatched for a reported structure fire on Helena Avenue. Upon crews arrival, a small electrical fire and smoke condition was located inside the home. This appeared to be due to a tree branch that took the primary power service line down. Crews extinguished and overhauled the area. Orange and Rockland Electric made the proper repairs.

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American Legion Post 53 Takes Part in Benjamin Franklin Middle Schools Annual Memorial Day Remembrance

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Ridgewood NJ, Benjamin Franklin Middle School students were reminded of the real reason for Memorial Day when members of American Legion post 53 were invited to take part in the school’s annual Memorial Day Remembrance event. The event included vocals by BFMS’s own Sawyer Klein in a stunning rendition of the national anthem.

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The Summer Season Starts with Vehicle and Vessel Safety

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West Trenton NJ,  Memorial Day is traditionally the unofficial start to summer and the official start to the summer driving season. This Memorial Day weekend there will be thousands of motorists travelling New Jersey’s roadways to get to our beaches, lakes, state parks or just across town to a friend’s house. Whether you will be traveling to the Jersey shore or down the street to be with family and friends, motorists will need to be cautious in order to avoid tragedies.

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Memorial Day Getaway Service Plus Hot Summer Savings From NJ Transit

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Ridgewood NJ, whether you’re headed to the beach, Monmouth Park Racetrack or any one of the venues for “North To Shore,” you can take advantage of NJ TRANSIT’s exceptional promotional discounts beginning May 23rd and running throughout the summer. Both new and returning customers can save on summer travel by using various promotional codes in the NJ TRANSIT mobile app, including beach excursion fare discounts for low-cost roundtrip weekday tickets to some of New Jersey’s most popular shore destinations. Details for all promotions can be found at www.njtransit.com/summer.  In addition, Memorial Day weekend will have early getaway service and additional Jersey Shore shuttle train service to kick off the summer season!

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NJ TRANSIT is kicking off Memorial Day weekend with “early getaway” rail and bus service on Friday, May 27th

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Ridgewood NJ, NJ TRANSIT is kicking off Memorial Day weekend with “early getaway” rail and bus service on Friday, May 27 to help customers traveling for the long holiday weekend.

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Thousands of Bergen County residents have answered their nation’s call to arms in defense of liberty and freedom

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New Bridge Landing NJ, As we continue on this Memorial Day we mourn not only the absence of each other’s company but in the true spirit of the day, the honored war dead from our nation’s past. From the founding of the United States through today, thousands of Bergen County residents have answered their nation’s call to arms in defense of liberty and freedom, at home and abroad. Many never returned to enjoy their homes and families. Each Memorial Day in the recent past, we in the Bergen County Historical Society have chosen to gather at the Hackensack grave of Brigadier General Enoch Poor, as representative of those in the American Revolution who gave their lives during the fight to establish what the Declaration of Independence proclaimed.

We do not know the names of all of those from Bergen County who fell during the American Revolution, though we do know some, particularly the ones named below, all of whom served as captains in the Bergen County Militia:

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Village Hall Closed Memorial Day Monday May 25, 2020

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Ridgewood NJ, Monday, May 25th – In observance of Memorial Day to remember those who died in military service , Village Hall will be closed and sanitation and recycling pick up will be suspended on Monday May 25, 2020, The Recycling Center will also be closed.

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the Ridgewood Blog says a Big Thank You on this Memorial day

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On this Memorial Day weekend, we remember those who sacrificed their lives for “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who are grieving. May we, as Abraham Lincoln famously said, “highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain–that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom–and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”