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Ridgewood Honors Gold Star Families

Ridgewood Gold Star Mother's Day Committee invites everyone to take part in honoring Gold Star families with a ceremony and luminary display on Sept. 25.
Ridgewood Gold Star Mother's Day Committee invites everyone to take part in honoring Gold Star families with a ceremony and luminary display on Sept. 25. Photo Credit: Facebook
Ridgewood Gold Star Mother's Day Committee is selling luminaries for the Sept. 25 ceremony to honor Gold Star families.
Ridgewood Gold Star Mother's Day Committee is selling luminaries for the Sept. 25 ceremony to honor Gold Star families. Photo Credit: Ridgewood Gold Star Mother's Day Committee

RIDGEWOOD, N. J. -- Ridgewood Gold Star Mother's Day Committee invites all to honor Gold Star Mothers and Families with a special ceremony and luminary display on Sept. 25 in Van Neste Park in Ridgewood.

The 6th annual ceremony starts at 7 p.m. and includes luminary lighting. Participants also are invited to set up a luminary display at their houses starting at sundown Sunday. Make sure luminaries are placed away from anything that can catch fire, officials said.

Luminaries are available for a donation from Bob Paoli, commander of American Legion Post 53. Call (201)-445-1738 to arrange a pick-up.

Sept. 25 was declared Gold Star Mothers Day by the U.S. Congress in 1936 to honor families who lost a member in service to the county, according to the U.S. Army. Since World War I, families with members in active military during a time of war flew Blue Star flags. The blue star is changed to gold if the service member is killed.

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