Took this photo this morning just because I found the view of City Hall from this perspective kind of arresting.
After I took the picture, I noticed that the flag is at half mast today and wondered why. Not that terrible things aren’t happening the world over—like the deaths of all those poor migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean while seeking a better life in Europe—but I couldn’t remember any recent incident with a specific American connection.
I searched online for “flag half mast Wisconsin April 2015” and discovered that Governor Walker’s Executive Order #158, signed yesterday, has ordered all Wisconsin flags to be flown at half mast today as a mark of respect for Airman First Class Kelly Tomfohrde, who died April 5th while stationed at the Kadena Air Base in Japan.
So by accident I’ve documented our State’s official recognition of her service and sacrifice. May she rest in peace.