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Ridgewood NJ, please join Ridgewood American Legion Post 53 as they honor Gold Star Families for their sacrifice. To learn more about the placement of a permanent tribute to Gold Star Families in Memorial Park at Van Neste Square or to donate to the project please see the following:
The project was initiated by American Legion Post 53, the Ridgewood Village Council approved at the June 14, 2023 Public Meeting placement of a permanent tribute to Gold Star Families in Memorial Park at Van Neste Square. Referred by some as “the unseen side of Memorial Day.” The monument is meant to be an instrument of expression, loss and grief to portray the emotion and strength of Gold Star Family members, the anguish that families experience with any military loss. It is hoped that this project will be finished for unveiling on Gold Star Family Day in late September, 2024 or on Veterans’ Day 2024, in conjunction with the centennial of the War Memorial. This community project is dependent on contributions from local supporters. Please send your donations to:
Ridgewood American Legion Post 53
Gold Star Families Monument
P.O. Box 1525, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Donations may also be made online. Please select “Make a Donation” below that will bring you to our “Secured” PayPal donation page.
About Us: “Ridgewood Post 53 is a New Jersey 501 (c) (19) Non-profit Service Organization”
The American Legion is the world’s largest veterans’ service organization. We assist veterans, their families, and their communities. We provide information about American Legion and Federal programs, benefits, and veterans’ entitlements. The Legion supports ongoing legislative efforts for veterans’ benefits at the state and national level. We encourage everyone to take an active role in making our country, our state, and our towns a better place to live. Serving one another at the local level is one of the American Legion’s goals.
American Legion Post 53 is well-known for its community involvement. In addition to helping local veterans, we are committed to mentoring youth and sponsoring wholesome programs promoting patriotism and devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.