John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
At this time we should take the time to thank the members of our armed forces and the veterans of the past who have served our country in time of need. Without them we would not have the freedoms that we enjoy today. We have much to be thankful for. As we go through this day, think of past wars and the veterans who gave their all to protect us. Many members of our armed forces did not survive and gave their lives to protect our freedom. Many older members of our armed forces who served in World War II and the Korean War are fast passing away. As we get older ourselves, we tend to forget about those veterans who gave their all in both war and peace. Take the time to honor all of our veterans.