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.
This is a time to remember all the people who have served their country in our armed forces. There are many people still out in harm's way, but they are not forgotten. Freedom was bought with the blood of our service people who fought to keep us free. If you meet any veteran, stop and give him or her thanks for being there when we needed help. Three cheers and a 21 gun salute to all of these people who risked all to save us. Please remember our veterans and active people in our armed forces. They deserve honor and respect from all of us.