Flag Raising

Wilsey Square  – 9AM

The annual flag raising in Wilsey Square starts The Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration off in true patriotic style.  The event includes a short program based on the theme of each year’s parade and a traditional flag raising.  Throughout the history of the celebration the parade and firework portions have on occasion been forgone due to funding or security concerns however the flag raising has occurred without interruption since the start of the committee in 1910.   This year join your fellow patriots in the longest continually celebrated tradition in the history of The  Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration.  We look forward to seeing you there!

2019 Flag Raising Order of Events

  • Committee Welcome – Paul Felice
  • Village Council Member Address
  • Recognition of Special Guests:
    • Ridgewood’s American Legion Post 53: Celebrating 100 Years
  • Recognition of Grand Marshal:
    • David Madden: Jeopardy! All-Star Games Tournament Champion
  • Flag Raising by Ridgewood American Legion Post 53
    • “To the Colors”
    • “The Star Spangled Banner”
      • Sung by The Belle Tones