The world’s largest

veterans’ service organization

About Us:

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.


All men and women who served honorably in the US Armed Forces during the period December 7, 1941 to the present may join the American Legion. Merchant Marines who served in WWII are also eligible. 

If you are eligible, please join us in:

  1. Giving back to America.
  2. Be part of The American Legion Voice heard on Capitol Hill and in State Legislatures
  3. Most importantly, join us in helping veterans and their families.

For Additional Information:

Contact: Ridgewood American Legion Post 53, P.O. Box 1525, Ridgewood, NJ  07450-1525.

Current annual memberships dues are $40.00