Ridgewood May 20, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 5 Community urged to wear poppies for Memorial Day The members of the American Legion Post in Ridgewood are distributing veteran made poppies throughout the village during the month of May. Members of the community are asked to make a small donation and proudly wear a poppy – particularly during Memorial Day weekend. In all conflicts and wars, poppies are a reminder of the binding comradeship and remembrance veterans have for those who have fallen. The American Legion Auxiliary memorial poppy is a symbol of the price of war and the sacrifice of millions. “Wear (a poppy) in honor of the millions of Americans who have willingly served our nation, all too many of whom have made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Bob Paoli, head of Ridgewood’s American Legion Post. “This entire Memorial Day weekend will honor as a tribute to all veterans, especially those who are currently serving in the Global War on Terror.” The poppy also honors the hospitalized and disabled veterans who make these red, handcrafted flowers. The poppy continues to provide a financial and therapeutic benefit to those veterans who construct them, and benefit thousands of other veterans and their families by the revenues collected from poppy distribution. In the battlefields of Belgium during World War I, poppies grew wild amid the ravages of war. The overturned soils of battle enabled the poppy seeds to be covered, allowing them to grow and forever serve as a reminder of the bloodshed of war. On Monday, May 25, the Ridgewood American Legion Post 53 will hold a Memorial Day Service at 11 a.m. in Van Neste Square Park. The entire community is invited to attend this year’s ceremonies. Your best smile starts... ...with healthy teeth and gums Dental Insurers pay for preventive care Twice a year, 100%, no deductibles. Because it works. Because it saves insurance companies money. Preventive care makes sense for insurers. Preventive care makes sense for YOU! Caring for our community for over twenty years 339 Godwin Avenue, Midland Park 201.652.7110 - Hours by Appointment Philip M. Schwartz, D.M.D., Administrator Marcia Popjes-Egedy, D.M.D Back Yard Pool Program ® Ridgewood YMCA Ages 3-Adults • Co-Ed June 22-August 21 ������������� �������������������� ����������������������� ����������������������� ��������������� • • • • • June 22-July 3 July 6-17 July 20-31 August 3-14 August 17-21* GODWIN DENTAL, PA � � ����������������������� ��������������� �������������� �������������� ������������� ������������ Check your dental insurance benefits for complete details. Insurance and Credit Cards accepted. For our patients who do not have dental insurance, please discuss preventive care insurance options with our office. Registration is on-going. Contact Janet Oliver, ext. 304