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.
Thanks to our forefathers, we are able to celebrate Independence day throughout the United States. Many people have given their lives so that we can celebrate on the 4th of July. As we celebrate this holiday, we should remember our brave members of our armed forces who have given their all that we might be able to enjoy these holidays. Have a wonderful time on the 4th, but do not blow up your body by trying to light old fireworks that have turned to nitroglycerin. Before we celebrated this holiday in the parks, many people would lose fingers or other body parts, their vision or even their lives. Old fireworks tend to leak and become very dangerous. Please leave the shooting off of fireworks to the experts and save our bodies for our families. the police will strongly enforce the ordinance against the shooting off of fireworks by citizens. The life that you save may be your own. Have a great 4th of July.