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Another New Year Upon Us – 2018

Time to Reflect As the New Year is upon us makes me reflect on the things I dreamed of for Michael.  I never imagined when Michael was born that one day he would join the military or even fathomed he would die in a war.  As the new year rolls in Michael's 30th birthday is…
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Funds For Our Third Micro-House

Third Micro-House for Homeless Veterans - Butterfly Circle of Friends We are happy to announce that we once again raised enough money to fund our third micro-house for Operation Safe Haven. We are very proud of this.  Not only does this project gives homeless veterans shelter the main goal is to help soldiers get the…
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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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New Jersey Run for the Fallen mile for SPC. Michael L. Gonzalez

New Jersey Run for the Fallen mile for SPC. Michael L. Gonzalez The New Jersey Run for the Fallen does a fantastic job with their annual run across New Jersey. This is from their website. "Our mission is to Honor and Remember the Fallen Heroes of New Jersey and to aid the healing process for…
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