During the final weeks of the Cooke's mission,
we had several wonderful experiences.
One of them was to take 80+ of our missionaries
who are in the last part of their missions to
Arlington National Cemetery.
We had the honor of laying a wreath at
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
on behalf of the Washington DC North Mission.
At the June "Why I Believe" monthly fireside
at the Visitors' Center,
the Cooke family gave parting testimonies
and Father's Day tributes.
On June 30th, we welcomed in our replacements,
President Steve Johnson and Sister Beth Johnson:
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS PEOPLE!
* * * * *
And then it was our turn to stand
under that flag at Reagan National Airport
and bid the mission farewell...
|Assisted one last time by APs Patchett on the far left, Tanner towering over the top, and Torgerson flanking the right.|
(Our son Joe entered the US Naval Academy the day before we flew out.)
"Mike - Charlie"
i.e. Mission Complete !