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Characters of his life……

The Boy before the Soldier [caption id="attachment_1020" align="aligncenter" width="604"] Photograph by Rob Wilson Photography[/caption] Teddy the blanket, Winnie the Pooh, “Go Go” Power Rangers, all things Disney, Ninja Turtles and Doug just to name a few. His favorite character of all was Teddy the blanket. Michael’s maternal grandmother who died when Michael was 3 years…
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Do They Know……

A Washington Post photographer captured this private moment of Sgt Brian Scott paying respects to Spc Michael Gonzalez on Memorial Day of 2010. When this picture was placed in a Memorial Day article on the Washington Post website it became very public.  The picture has circulated on Facebook post and placed in Meme’s, liked, loved,…
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Memorial Day Reflections…

Michael is laid to rest in Arlington Section 60 8735. Pedro and I do not go to Arlington on Memorial Day to many people for us. So we look for local services. This year we went to Sarasota National Cemetery since I thought their was a service today. But we were two days late and…
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“2016” We Did It!!!

As 2016 comes to an end, Butterfly Circle of Friends is grateful for all of our sponsors, donors, those who attend our fundraisers and our volunteers. This was one of the best giving years yet for BCOF. Besides helping individual veterans and their families thru out the year. We were able to reach our goal…
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The Gonzo Cottage – Safe Haven Micro Housing for Veterans

The GONZO Cottage [caption id="attachment_706" align="alignleft" width="300"] A beautful 65 acre lake on the property that is loaded with fish.[/caption] Thank you to all who attended our 4th Annual 5K in spite of the cold and rainy day. We appreciate your continued support. This year the funds raised at our 5K will be donated to…
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Happy New Year!

Thank you to our sponsors, donors, volunteers, 5K participants and those who attended our fund raisers in 2015. We are truly grateful for all your support in our mission. Happy, healthy New Year to All..
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