Wreaths Across America

Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine provides Christmas wreaths to be placed on veteran’s grave sites every December. American Legion Post 53 is proud and honored to receive a wreath to be placed on Medal of Honor recipient M/SGT Charles Hoskins’ plot. He is buried at Valleau Cemetery. M/SGT Hoskins is one of five buried in New Jersey. Wreath Placement is scheduled for Saturday December 16, 2023 9:00 a.m. at Valleau Cemetery in Ridgewood.

Quilt of Honor

Traditionally, the quilt is awarded to individuals who while on active duty received special recognition from their superior officers.  The following members have previously been awarded a Quilt of Honor, Chris Stout, Matt Bombace, Jack Geraghty, Pete Gibbons, Stan Kober, Wayne Lemme, Jerry Maksymowicz, Mark Steppe, Al Stone, Jim Sutherland, Jack Marcasciano, and Joe Vrana.

2024 Scholarships

Two Ridgewood Post 53 scholarships will be awarded to a selected applicant of Ridgewood High School during 2023. Scholrships Awarded are for:

  • Scholastic Scholarship
  • Music Scholarship

Winners will be announced at the conclusion of this years competition.