The local Color Guard chapter has led the Manitowoc Fourth of July parade every summer since it launched three years ago under mayor Justin Nickels's leadership. An honor their ranks don't take lightly.
Some local soldiers serving in Afghanistan with the Wisconsin National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry are about to receive a 4th of July surprise.
Their hometown community is sending love and support through Operation Fireworks.
When Old Glory Honor Flight launched the idea to become the first honor flight hub in the country to return to Vietnam. The inspiration was simple to give veterans an opportunity to heal and find closure.
Firman Balza of Green Bay, one of Wisconsin's last remaining Pearl Harbor survivors, passed away yesterday at the age of 95.
He leaves behind a legacy of honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.