For the past several months, I’ve been reading with admiration in The Wave about the work that Historian Bernie Feuer has initiated in the Rockaway community. I have had the pleasure of meeting with Bernie on a number of occasions, and I am in awe of his far-reaching knowledge of the history of our area. Bernie has inspired young artists with his recent presentation at Floyd Bennett Field; and has elicited countless early memories in his presentations to more “mature” audiences. I have also had the pleasure of watching Bernie’s presentations on YouTube. Bernie, no doubt, has brought back fond cherished memories of the past for those who remember them, and has introduced a new generation of Rockaway residents to the excitement of Rockaway’s history. I have to commend Bernie on his work, and hope that others in Rockaway recognize this outstanding citizen for his dedication to Rockaway’s history and future.