State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.
At noon the Senate recessed and I attended a ceremony honoring Wisconsin fallen soldiers. Vivid, colorful, striking, paintings of some of Wisconsin's fallen soldiers by Appleton, Wisconsin, artist Tim Mayer surrounded the attendees seated in the first floor Rotunda area of the State Capitol. State Representative Steve Nass, who is a retired Chief Master Sergeant in the Air National Guard gave an outstanding speech. Sitting there amongst the paintings of veterans that gave their lives for the continued existence of our country, listening to Steve's speech, Supreme Court Justice Dave Prosser's speech, and the comments of parents of the deceased veterans, suddenly the events of the senate floor and the intense debate of the day seemed minor.
This Sunday, November 11, 2007, Veterans' Day, take time to reflect on veterans and the soldiers so far away from their homeland protecting us and our country.