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P. O. Box 237

13390 Point Lookout Rd

Ridge, MD 20680

Phone:  (301) 872-5349
FaceBook:  @American-Legion-Post-255

Ridge made application for Post of The American Legion in July 1950, signed by temporary Post Commander, Harry O. Ewing with 16 members listed.  They held meetings in the Ridge Firehouse and the Knights of Columbus Hall.  In May 1953, they broke ground to build the post home, but it wasn’t until 1964 that the building was completed and dedicated.  During those years, many oyster scalds, turkey shoots, and chicken dinners were held to support the building fund.  The Legion's main focus was to support the veterans, promote Americanism, and community service.  Ridge Post 255 has over 60 years of working these legion programs.

Americanism – Ridge Post, Unit, and Squadron work to keep patriotism a part of the education of every child.  Our Memorial Day Ceremony has long been a community event.  Both the Post and Unit support the Veterans Day Parade and Flag Day Ceremonies.

Community Service – Ridge Post has long served the local community by forming the first Rescue Squad in St. Mary’s County in 1953.  Many teams have used the ball field over the years, including Little League, baseball, softball, and Pig Skin Football and benefit ball games.  The Post, Unit, and Squadron have long supported our local schools, churches, and other organizations such as the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department and the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad.

Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation – Post, Unit, and Squadron support the veterans hospitals and the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.  The Post Service Officer is always ready to help a veteran or his family in their time of need.

Ridge Post 255 is one of nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide. The American Legion is always there for you and your family.  We're "Still Serving America!"

The American Legion, America's largest veteran’s organization, was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, veterans organization, and now numbers nearly 3 million members.  They rely on membership strength to support their fight on Capitol Hill for veteran’s benefits.  National headquarters is in Indianapolis, Indiana, with additional offices in Washington, DC.

If you are on active duty today, anywhere in the world, or have served during any eligible war eras, you are a veteran and you're eligible to become a Legionnaire!  You will need a copy of your DD-214 or active duty ID. If you do need a copy of you DD-214, you can apply through eVetRecords.

If you are interested in becoming a member, stop by The American Legion Ridge Post 255, contact us at (301) 872-5349, or send us an email ( and we will contact you.


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