“Forever Loved, Never Forgotten”

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This letter is in remembrance and honoring Lt. Commander Michael D. Edwards born October 13, 1970 who passed away in November of 2011. I’m thankful for this courageous husband and father, who spent most of his life serving our country. He has left behind to great young men Michael Jr. 23, who has now graduated college and is a computer programmer and Jordan 19 who is attending Sacramental State as a Business Major. They have surely stepped into their fathers shoes, with education in mind. We now stand and honor him since his loss by opening a Non Profit in 2012 named after his son’s MNJ Foundation. This nonprofit serves the Modesto California community by helping veterans, homeless, incarcerated and the less fortunate trying to get back to life in general. By providing job training skills, business skills and community resources to support the underserved residents. He inspired me with his giving heart to help others and always joking spirit when someone needed uplifting. Lt. Commander Michael D Edwards will always be honored as long his family is blessed to keep his legacy going.