After successfully partnering for the 75th Anniversary Exhibit of the Ridgewood Glendale and the 60th Anniversary of the signing of the truce that ended fighting in Korea, Steve Monte and Paul Schottenhamel, representatives of their respective organizations, agreed to mark this significant milestone with a commemorative service at the Onderdonk House. As part of the events, the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society will have an exhibit on the three World War 1 Memorials in Bushwick, Ridgewood and Glendale and a retrospect on the contribution of area residents to the war effort.
Participants include past Commissioner Terrance Holliday of NYC Mayor’s Office Veterans Affairs and local NYS and NYC Council representatives. The Times Newsweekly, Robert Pozarycki, editor-in-Chief, is a co-sponsor of this event has generously opened up the archives of the Ridgewood Times that was founded in 1908 and extensively covered the war.
The World War 1 Commemorative Committee would like to invite our community, our veterans and our active Service men and women and their families to join us at the ceremony that begins promptly at 10 AM at the Vander Ende – Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue, Ridgewood, corner of Flushing and Onderdonk Avenues. Following the ceremony there will be refreshments, the opening of the exhibit on the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice and tours of the Onderdonk House.
We are also asking for any memorabilia, including pictures that veterans and their families have that represents that time period. If you have information or items that you would like to temporarily loan to the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society, please contact us through our website, or firstname.lastname@example.org (Please identify the Subject: World War 1 Armistice) or leave a message at the Society’s office 718-456-1776. Due to limited exhibit space, not all items will be used.
The Vander Ende – Onderdonk House is a Blue Star Museum, committed to supporting our Active Service men and woman and their families by provided free admission to the Onderdonk House and supporting recognition of their service and that of our veterans through programs and events.
The Allied Veterans Memorial Committee of Ridgewood and Glendale represents area veteran organizations, including the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars to provide services for all veterans.
This event is funded in part from public service grants from the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of New York, supported by NYC Council members, Antonio Reynoso, Robert Holden and Jimmy Van Bramer and by members of the Society and in partnership with the Allied Veterans Memorial Committee of Ridgewood and Glendale and the Times Newsweekly.