By DAVE McMILLION
Charles Sekula believes every youth in the United States should travel abroad at least once to appreciate the freedoms they have here.
Sekula didn't speak English when he left Germany with the dream of starting a restaurant here, and he was turned down twice when he applied for development funds to start his Schmankerl Stube restaurant.
But Sekula's South Potomac Street restaurant finally became reality. He opened his business in the face of crime problems in the neighborhood, and today the popular restaurant continues to grow.