Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day 2016

Pause today, say a prayer, fly the flag, and be grateful for the sacrifice fellow American men and women made for you.

"The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart...should swell into a mighty chorus of remembrance, gratitude and rededication on this solemn occasion."

---Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Happy Birthday, Wisconsin!

National Moment of Remembrance 2016 - 3:00 PM

Presidential Proclamation:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, May 30, 2016, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time during which people may unite in prayer.

I also ask all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day. I request the Governors of the United States and its Territories, and the appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff until noon on this Memorial Day on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels throughout the United States and in all areas under its jurisdiction and control. I also request the people of the United States to display the flag at half-staff from their homes for the customary forenoon period.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-sixth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Vince Condella Retires

After 34 years, Vince Condella's last day at WITI was Wednesday.

Big retirement surprise for Vince Condella: The Vince Condella Weather Center at WITI

End of an era: Former co-workers, community leaders wish Vince Condella well in retirement

I always liked Vince Condella's style. He was a great communicator, with a very pleasant presence, not flashy, no hype. He was always steady, competent but not arrogant, so likable.

I'm sad to see this era in Milwaukee media end.

He'll be missed.

Wishing Vince Condella a fun-filled retirement, rich in adventure and joy, and abundant with blessings.

Mick Ronson

Mick Ronson was born 70 years ago today.