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Ridgewood Choir students performed at the town Memorial Day Ceremony

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Ridgewood NJ, making a positive mark on their community! On Memorial Day , 7 Ridgewood Choir students performed at the town Memorial Day Ceremony.

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Saddle River Honors Our Fallen Heroes

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Memorial Day Celebrations Were A Great Sucess!
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Saddle River NJ, Saddle River laid the wreaths as respect and honor for the sacrifices of our fallen heroes and for all service members who served and are serving to protect our country!

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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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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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Archdiocese of Newark Memorial Day Masses Scheduled at 7 Cemeteries

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Newark NJ, Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark invites veterans, their families and friends, and all faithful to join Memorial Day Masses celebrated by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, and auxiliary bishops and archdiocesan priests on Monday, May 29, at 11 a.m. at seven archdiocesan cemeteries throughout Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union counties.

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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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Twp of Washington is Seeking Convertible Cars for this Years Memorial Day Parade

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Twp of Washington NJ, Twp of Washington Recreation, Parks & Public Affairs needs your help .To ensure the safety of all our veterans, we are looking for extra convertible cars this year to help transport them individually for our Memorial Day Parade. If you can help, please email Councilwoman Daisy Velez at: publicaffairs@twpofwashington.us

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NORTH JERSEY MASTERS BEGINNER RUNNING PROGRAM STARTS IN TWO WEEKS!!!!

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Ridgewood NJ, get fit and have fun in this progressive 8-week learn-to-run program https://runsignup.com/race/nj/glenrock/ridgewood5K sponsored by the North Jersey Masters! Our certified coach and member volunteers will support you through every step of your journey.
Wednesday group sessions at the Ridgewood Duck Pond begin 3/29 and Saturday group sessions at the Glen Rock Duck Pond begin 4/1.

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Foot Off The Gas: New Jersey Roadtrippers can expect to spend $82.74 in gas costs alone this summer

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  • Most expensive summer road trips in America revealed in state ranking.
  • Arkansans set to spend the most on gas on their summer road trips.
  • Infographic showing road trip gas costs in each state.

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A Short History of Memorial Day

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Ridgewood NJ, On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, leader of an organization for Northern Civil War veterans, called for a nationwide day of remembrance . “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed.

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Mahwah Township’s Memorial Day Parade

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Mahwah NJ, the annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 30, 2022 . The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Island Road, followed by the ceremony held at Veterans Memorial Park, at the corner of Franklin Tpk. and East Ramapo Ave. The ceremony will be both live at the park and broadcast on Zoom and MCN. Township youth spring sports teams will join our Memorial Day Parade again this year! Come out and line the streets to cheer on our Veterans, Township leaders, youth sports teams, All-Stars, Boys/Girls Scouts, MHS Marching Band/Concert Choir and all of the parade participants.

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OUTDOOR MEMORIAL DAY MASSES RETURN TO CATHOLIC CEMETERIES AFTER TWO-YEAR HIATUS

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Cardinal Tobin consecrates the Eucharist during a 2019 Memorial Day Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington. (Photo courtesy of Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark)

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Newark NJ, Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark will join thousands of Catholic cemeteries nationwide in the annual Memorial Day program, “Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes.” Memorial Day Masses will be celebrated on Monday, May 30, at 11 a.m. at several archdiocesan cemeteries. Continue reading OUTDOOR MEMORIAL DAY MASSES RETURN TO CATHOLIC CEMETERIES AFTER TWO-YEAR HIATUS