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A Military Mom Honors Fallen Son by Comforting Others

05/22/2015 02:15 pm ET | Updated May 22, 2016

In honor of Memorial Day, this Chicken Soup Moment brings you the story of a brave solider and his loving mother. Ida Gonzalez is a strong mother. Her son was killed serving for the U.S. Army in Baghdad, Iraq in August 2008. Since his death, Ida's life has taken on a new purpose: empowering others. Ida founded Butterfly Circle of Friends, a nonprofit in her hometown of Spotswood, NJ, to help those in need in the local community and worldwide. Her biggest goal is to help families who have also lost children to find hope and healing in their life. Remember to honor the heroes of past and present!