It has been a little over a year ago that our new Governor, and many of his party in both houses, outraged many Wisconsin residents with their over reach of power. In memory of those actions, thousands came out again Saturday, to commemorate those protests of last year.
I parked myself at a convenient location (home base, so to speak), giving Don the opportunity to wander around and experience all the event had to offer.
Jim, a co-worker of Don, and wife, Tammye, came to say hello.
Not long afterwards, he ran into more friends of ours, Steve and Cindy, who also came over to say hello.
"Guestimates" of 25, 000- 65,000 (a rather large range between the two, eh?), of participants were reported. We would guess that the number was somewhere in the middle.
Our friend Rory (left in red), a long time bagpiper, helped make the event one to remember.
Sandy (left), another co-worker of Don's, stopped by with husband Rod (3rd from left). Jyothi (between Sandy and Rod), you may remember from our Happy Hour photos? She is a friend from our neighborhood.
Don, as I said, was able to wander around and take numerous photos of the participants. He found these workers from Milwaukee organizing a group photo. How could he resist, eh? ;)
Not only was there a wide variety of signs, but people got quite creative with paper mache, too. :)
We thought this little guy was so cute. The expression of concern on his face.....adorable.
And yes, there were vendors, too. I must admit, he had a thriving business last Saturday!
We were so fortunate to have such a beautiful day for the event. After standing out in the snow and bitter cold of last winters protests, it was VERY nice to have such a wonderfully temperate day to commemorate last years events, the success of gathering more than enough signatures for a Recall (Governor, Lt. Governor, and 4 Senators), and sustain hope for a successful election.