"Ridgefield Veterans Still Serving America"

    The American Legion Everett Ray Seymour Post 78 was organized on August 20th 1920. The Post was named to honor Ridgefield’s first son who met his death on the firing line fighting the Germans in World War I. Everett Ray Seymour died near Fere-en-Tradensois, France. His body was buried in the field where he fell, he was 23 years of age, "a bright young man of straight-forward, clean habits".

 

    Always active to insure all of Ridgefield’s veterans are remembered, Post 78 was responsible for establishing three other memorials. In 1964 a monument in Veterans Park, located on Main Street, was erected and bears the names of our “Fallen Heros” of the Korean and Vietnam wars. In 1966 a plaque with the names of our World War II “Fallen Heros” and in 2011 a plaque honoring Ridgefield’s brave men who served during the Vietnam War was installed in the Town Hall.

 

Today, Post 78 is active in perpetuating Americanism and comradeship through Legion activities and good deeds within the community.

 

American Legion Post 78

71 North Salem Road

Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877


203-438-2012

gbesse6@comcast.net

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