Gold Star Mothers Being Honored on Sept. 30

Van Neste Park, Sunday Sept. 30, 2012 7 p.m. is the place to be to honor Gold Star Mothers.

Residents from Ridgewood and nearby area are organizing the honoring of Gold Star Mothers on Sunday, Sep. 30, 2012 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Van Neste Park.

The Gold Star Mothers Day is a national event to honor mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country. Every year, the last Sunday in September our nation honors Gold Star Mothers and families. The American Legion Post 53 and Ridgewood’s Blue Star Families are spearheading the effort to bringing awareness to our community and commemorating the sacrifices these mothers and their families have made.

In Ridgewood, we will light luminaries from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30th at Van Neste Park. Residents will also light luminaries at the end of their driveways. The goal is to see thousands of luminaries lit throughout Ridgewood to honor Gold Star Mothers on September 30th!

The effort has seen a lot of enthusiasm from local groups such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Order of Elks, VFW and many businesses.  To find out how you can be part of this event, please contact Maria Bombace or Bob Paoli.


Bob Paoli
American Legion Post 53 

Maria Bombace
Blue Star Mother

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