Keynote Speaker . . . Friday, May 28, 2004 • JW Marriott
Senator Bob Dole with AWON Founder Ann Bennett Mix.
AWON Board President Patricia
Gaffney Kindig, Founder Ann Mix,
Conference Chair Walt Linne and an aide escort Senator Dole
from the Lobby to the main meeting room in Salon I.
Senator Dole, his aide, and Walt Linne discuss timing and arrangements.
Ann and Senator Dole share a moment at the podium.
It's about how our Fathers were honored by grass roots, private-sector funding of the WWII Memorial.
Senator Dole spoke to us for
nearly 40 minutes – then stayed
for 20 minutes more to talk and let us take pictures.
Senator Dole with several AWON
"Mothers" . . . including (from Left)
Vera McMulloch, Mother of Judy Vance Garren; __________________ (?);
Bernita Morrison Shoemake, Mother of Doni Morrison Troglio; Jo Stanek, Mother of Dave Stanek;
Marguerite Rutledge Hamner, Mother of Ginger Rutledge Gregory & Robert L. Rutledge,
and Winifred "Windy" Carpenter, Mother-in-Law of Elizabeth Allters Carpenter.
The shot of Senator Dole at the podium is from Judy Hoffman; the rest are Rik's.