2002 Time Capsule Ceremony

Good Afternoon everyone,

I am Gus Wirth, Chairman of the Ozaukee County Board.

Thank you all for coming to this momentous occasion

It is an honor to be here with my predecessor, past Chairperson Leroy Bley that I have studied under for 12 long years. Thank you for all the things you have taught me and all the things you have done for me.

I can’t help thinking about what it might have been like the last time the capsule was sealed. I wonder if those past board members and guests had the same thoughts about what would be interesting or of importance to people 100 years from then.
I wonder what the future will have wished we had put in the time capsule we are sealing today. Then I wonder why in the short space of 100 years, we do not "time capsule" our own lives more often than at times like these, or holidays, or birthdays. What about other days? And what about other people’s days? Other worlds? Other countries? I think it would be a great skill to always know enough to take inventory of not only your own life, but of the world, of the community, even the county. I don’t know how we could become so all-knowing, but I do know that we should live for the moment, we should love for the future, and learn in the present.

Thank you all for coming.

For those that do not trust the county’s inventory of the time capsule, you are welcome to stick around for the next hundred years and look.