Day 23- The parade on Fraley that made a difference

John Knapp has many great stories to tell. He was born in the Kane Hospital in 1944, graduated from Kane Area High School in 1962, raised his family here and still resides in the house his grandmother once owned with his wife, Linda.

John is a Vietnam veteran, having served 15 months in combat. As you know, the reception for those returning home at that time wasn’t always welcoming and it wasn’t until a group of women in Kane helped to get him to be part of a parade in the early 1990s that John started to feel like things were different in a good way.

Watch him share this personal and meaningful story for yourself.


Here’s the hat John was talking about in the video.

What a great sentiment


Thank you for your service, Mr. Knapp! “Welcome home, brother.”


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