12-12-12 a popular day to get married in WisconsinWisconsin News
-- Today’s date is 12-12-of-12 – an easy anniversary date for couples to remember.
Today’s date is 12-12-of-12 – an easy anniversary date for couples to remember. At least 27 couples plan to get married today at the Milwaukee County Courthouse, as opposed to six on a normal Wednesday. In Green Bay, at least five couples have signed up to tie the knot on 12-12. It’s also Aaron Rodgers Day, a salute to the Packers’ Super Bowl-winning quarterback who was named his league’s M-V-P a year ago. Jennifer Brilowski of Stevens Point came up with the idea of a Rodgers’ day and promoted it on Facebook – and that spurred Wisconsin lawmakers into action. They passed an official resolution declaring this day in honor of Green Bay’s Number-12.
It’s no accident that a new clock outside of Green Bay’s Lambeau Field is always 15 minutes fast. The clock faces Lombardi Avenue – and the hands show what’s commonly known as “Lombardi Time.” Legendary Packers’ coach Vince Lombardi expected his players to be 15 minutes early for practices and meetings. And it’s one of those nuances that helped the Packers win numerous N-F-L championships and the first two Super Bowls in the 1960’s. The clock’s been up since July, and the Packers never said anything about it until now. Some people called the team’s offices to report that something was amiss outside 1265 Lombardi Avenue. Team president Mark Murphy said they considered putting the words “Lombardi Time” under the clock – but they wanted to let folks could figure it out for themselves. N-B-C mentioned it during last Sunday night’s broadcast of the Packer-Detroit game. The clock is located atop the new Bellin Health Gate at Lambeau. It’s part of the latest 143-million-dollar renovation package that was partially funded by additional sales of Packer stock.
The founder of the Sikh religion was honored yesterday at a White House event – and members of the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek were among those on hand. First Lady Michelle Obama offered comforting words and hugs to relatives of the six worshippers killed by gunman Wade Michael Page on August fifth. The First Lady met some of those same survivors during a visit to Oak Creek about three weeks after the massacre. Rajwant Singh, who chairs the Sikh Council on Religion-and-Education, thanked Obama for her support of the Sikh community. Oak Creek temple president Satwant Kaleka was among those killed, as he stabbed the gunman with a butter knife to try and slow him down. Kaleka’s son Amardeep could not attend the White House event, because he’s getting ready to take his father’s ashes to India for a burial next week.