This WWI monument of a bronze doughboy statue rests atop a 28-ton field stone boulder in a small triangular park. The soldier figure is charging forward holding a rifle with both hands. He wears a helmet & leggings, a gas mask on his chest, and various pouches strapped to his belt.
A bronze plaque is affixed to one side of the boulder, dedicating the monument to the sons & daughters of Ridgefield who served in the war. It was erected by the Ridgefield Exchange Club.
Narrative adapted from the Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS), inventory #NJ000408.
Photos courtesy of: NJ State Historic Preservation Office
Vintage postcard courtesy of: Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives