You decide. Is Frank Markel of Greenfield right or wrong.
“We’re trying to stress patriotism when others are not,” Markel said. “There’s so much crap in the world, can’t we have that little day to be patriotic and be proud?”
Frank Markel (left) and Cary Hensiak, of New Berlin (right) prepare one of four cannons Markel owns to fire in the front yard of his house Monday, July 4, 2016, in Greenfield. (Photo: Peter Zuzga)
Frank Markel reaches for a hotdog bun he is using as wadding as he prepares one of four cannons Makel owns to fire in the front yard of his house in Greenfield July 4, 2016. (Photo: Peter Zuzga)
(Photo: Peter Zuzga)
Normandy invasion veteran Chester Ignatowski fires a Civil War cannon at the Independence Day celebration in Greenfield. (Photo: Jane Ford-Stewart/Now News Group)
(Photo: Jane Ford-Stewart/Now News Group)
The party got a visitor.
Photo: Jane Ford-Stewart/Now News Group)
WISN-TV reported on the 2018 incident.
Some people love it. Others? Not so much. I live in Franklin so I know all about the whiners and complainers and NIMBYs and killjoys.
A staunch supporter of law enforcement, I’m not crazy about the common refrain, “Don’t the police have anything better to do?” But c’mon.
Markel plans to do it again this year.