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A Short History of Memorial Day

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May 28,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, leader of an organization for Northern Civil War veterans, called for a nationwide day of remembrance . “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed.

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the Village Moms and Beyond !

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May 8 2016

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Ridgewood NJ , the Ridgewood blog would like to wish all the Village mothers and beyond a very happy and healthy mothers day . For those wondering how this who thing got started :

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Today is Founders day for the Ridgewood blog

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The Ridgewood blog was founded in March of 2006 by James J Foytlin aka PJ Blogger . Mr. Foytlin was born and raised in Ridgewood ,New Jersey and is a graduate of Ridgewood High School .

Ridgewood NJ, – Oct. 26, 2009 – RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — The Ridgewood blog ( https://theridgewoodblog.blogspot.com/ Originally  ) (www.theridgewoodblog.net) was founded in March of 2006 by James J Foytlin aka PJ Blogger .[1] Mr. Foytlin was born and raised in Ridgewood ,New Jersey and is a graduate of Ridgewood High School .[2] [3]

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On this St Patrick’s Day Will We Finally Have the Strength to Cast the Snakes from Ridgewood ?

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Ridgewood NJ, Today marks Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, a cultural and religious holiday celebrated every year on 17th March in Ireland and by Irish communities around the world. The celebration marks the anniversary of Saint Patrick’s death in the fifth century and represents the arrival of Christianity in the country. The Irish have observed this day as a holiday for over 1,000 years, and while the festival began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland, today it has become an international celebration of Irish culture.

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History of Veterans Day

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World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”

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CHRISTIE’S REAL ESTATE NORTHERN NEW JERSEY MOVES CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS TO RIDGEWOOD

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Ridgewood NJ, Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey announced today the expansion of their business and the transfer of their corporate headquarters to Ridgewood, NJ. 

Christie’s is moving into 40 W. Ridgewood Avenue, within Ridgewood’s Historic District, conveniently located right next to the existing Christie’s Northern New Jersey office.

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Steel: The New Eco-Friendly Trend for Homebuyers

Steel has become a well-known trend for those who would like to save a penny but do not deprive their households of quality products and appliances. Especially those customers who are keen on building their fantasy homes from scratch. The steel industry and the picture of it in our heads are progressively turning into a secure and increasingly economical alternative for the property holders. Here are the reasons why.

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Lucy Zhang Joins Ridgewood Office of Christie’s International Real Estate

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RIDGEWOOD NJ,  Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey, an exclusive partner of Christie’s International Real Estate, voted Christie’s Affiliate of the Year in 2017 and 2018 and the fastest growing real estate brokerage in northern New Jersey, announced today that Luyuan ‘Lucy’ Zhang has joined the Christie’s International Real Estate Ridgewood Sales Gallery.

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Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey Lists Largest, Most Expensive Property in Wyckoff

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FRANKLIN LAKES and WYCKOFF NJ , Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey, an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, voted Christie’s Affiliate of the Year in 2017 and 2018, and the fastest growing real estate brokerage in northern New Jersey, announced today that it has listed 677 Charnwood Drive, Wyckoff, the largest and most expensive property in the municipality. The estate and its expansive property is listed at $5.65 million.

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Presidents Day Our Favorite Presidents : George Washington

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Presidents Day Our Favorite Presidents : George Washington

On April 30, 1789, George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York, took his oath of office as the first President of the United States.

On April 30, 1789, George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York, took his oath of office as the first President of the United States. “As the first of every thing, in our situation will serve to establish a Precedent,” he wrote James Madison, “it is devoutly wished on my part, that these precedents may be fixed on true principles.”

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Presidents Day Our Favorite Presidents :Abraham Lincoln

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Presidents Day Our Favorite Presidents :Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln became the United States’ 16th President in 1861, issuing the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy in 1863.

Lincoln warned the South in his Inaugural Address: “In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you…. You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it.”

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Presidents Day Our Favorite Presidents : Ronald Reagan

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Presidents Day Our Favorite Presidents : Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan, originally an American actor and politician, became the 40th President of the United States serving from 1981-1989. His term saw a restoration of prosperity at home, with the goal of achieving ‘peace through strength’ abroad.

At the end of his two terms in office, Ronald Reagan viewed with satisfaction the achievements of his innovative program known as the Reagan Revolution, which aimed to reinvigorate the American people and reduce their reliance upon Government. He felt he had fulfilled his campaign pledge of 1980 to restore “the great, confident roar of American progress and growth and optimism.”

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Presidents Day Our Favorite Presidents Calvin Coolidge

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Presidents Day Our Favorite Presidents Calvin Coolidge

As America’s 30th President (1923-1929), Coolidge demonstrated his determination to preserve the old moral and economic precepts of frugality amid the material prosperity which many Americans were enjoying during the 1920s era.

At 2:30 on the morning of August 3, 1923, while visiting in Vermont, Calvin Coolidge received word that he was President. By the light of a kerosene lamp, his father, who was a notary public, administered the oath of office as Coolidge placed his hand on the family Bible.

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Presidents Day Our Favorite Presidents : Zachary Taylor

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Presidents Day Our Favorite Presidents : Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor, a general and national hero in the United States Army from the time of the Mexican-American War and the the War of 1812, was later elected the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850.

Northerners and Southerners disputed sharply whether the territories wrested from Mexico should be opened to slavery, and some Southerners even threatened secession. Standing firm, Zachary Taylor was prepared to hold the Union together by armed force rather than by compromise.

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Lincoln’s Birthday

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February 12,2020

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Ridgewood NJ, Abraham Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky, on February 12 in 1809. He lived for a time in Indiana before moving to Illinois. He worked on a farm, split rails for fences, worked in a store, was a captain in the Black Hawk War, and worked as a lawyer. He married Mary Todd and together they had four boys, only one of whom lived to maturity.

 

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