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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.

May Meeting of Humboldt Park 4th of July Association

On Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at 7:00 PM, in the Humboldt Park Pavilion, the Humboldt Park 4th of July Association will hold its May Meeting. At the meeting, we will discuss the cancellation of the Talent Show by Milwaukee City Hall. We will also discuss other things that are no longer funded by City Hall. As you know, the City of Milwaukee has no need to celebrate our country's Independence Day. The  Milwaukee  City Hall thinks that the cost of celebrating Independence Day is too high. They can't see any reason for an American citizen to celebrate this holiday. The 4th of July is just another day to  our City Hall. They would rather spend the money to remodel a city commissioner's office.  City Hall does not see any need to celebrate Independence Day or pay the cost of planning such an event. All that we are asking for is to restore the money taken away in the city budget so our 4th of July Associations  can continue their  patriotic volunteering into the future.

Our military services have given their lives that we might have the freedoms that we enjoy. Our country started its Revolution so that we could have a government for the people, of the people, by the people. These freedoms that we enjoy now came at the cost of blood. Must we dishonor our military service by not celebrating Independence Day, because it costs too much?  Must we elect politicians  who do not honor their country?  Must we recall them from office to find other patriotic people to run for elected offices?  You are the boss in this matter. Your opinion counts. Speak up and express yourself on this matter. Don't be afraid of political bullies who do not allow you to be heard. Under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, you are allowed to express yourself without fear of government punishment. God Bless the United States of America.

Go to web site: A Tribute to the Veterans                               http:www.beforeyou go.us/play_byg

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