Mark with Mom and Dad

This is my favorite picture of Mark with our parents. He is genuinely happy, and I can see honor and pride in Mom and Dad’s faces. One reason I can see that is because I was there when it was taken. I remember how sad we all were because he was leaving, but how proud we were of his accomplishments in life, and for being recommended to tackle the difficult mission he was assigned. We all know he performed his duties exceptionally.

I think we all can agree that he was having a great hair day too.