April 12, 2009
Estela Polanco
In Honor Of Mike I know we Probably didn't know each other because when i was born you
were already  16 or 17.(I just recently met Baby Freddy)You were probably mostly hanging out
with Christopher and Christian so even though i never really met you i still miss you a lot .I bet
you were a great person ,and awesome guy a great father ,husband son ,cousin brother and
everything else you were so this is for you.
So many friends and hearts left broken never able to mend.
You showed those you knew a heart that could only be made of the purest gold,
Now sadly only great memories of you we have to behold.You will live on in our hearts this
stands true,
Living strong inside of us in each day we see through.
Ever and Always we will cherish your embrace,
Knowing your here with us no matter the place.
You will always be with us our dearly begotten,
Unfortunately gone yet Never To Be Forgotten.

Feb 5, 2008
SFC Rod Brewer
Sergeant Michael D. Rivera, KIA March 7, 2007, 2/5
Cavalry Regiment. Christmas in Arlington... Rest easy, sleep well my
brother. Know the line has held, your job is done. Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held. Peace, peace, and
farewell.... Michael, You Will Not Be Forgotten... HOOAH!!!! Rod.

Sept 05, 2007
Roberto Burgos
In Honor Of: Micheal D Rivera
Freedom's Price
Do you look upon the moon and stars as thoughts fly through your head?
Do you consider the wars fought and how much blood was shed?
Do you remember the men that gave their lives to keep this country
Do you even stop to think that our freedom isn’t free?

Do you think of the families, depressed and sad?
Do you think of the wives and children who have lost a husband and dad?
You say that war should not happen, but what you do not see,
Many men are willing to die for our country because freedom isn’t

Do you pray for the men who have fought in war?
Do you think of the veterans who aren’t here any more?
Do you think of the hell that our soldiers have seen?
Do you think of the colors of our flag and what they really mean?

Red symbolizes the blood that was shed.
Blue is the tears being cried.
White is the memory of the veterans who have died.
Do you think of our country’s freedom and how it came to be?

All paid with their blood, many with their lives because freedom
isn’t free.

we all miss you mike rest in peace.........we love you..

April 29, 2007
David A. Estrada
In Honor Of Michael Rivera
I did not even know you Michael but I wanted your
family to know that there are other people out here that care. I hope that
your family is strong. You have a daughter to carry on and that is
important. I am a Vietnam vet and I barely got out of there with my life. My
heart goes out to all of the families that lost loved ones in Iraq. War
is not something that we relish but some of us are soldiers at heart
and we put our lives on the line for flag and Country. I know that you
were one of these kind of men.
May you rest in peace.

April 18, 2007

To my husband im so proud to be your wife you are the
most wonderful thing that ever happen to my life,i love you so much and
thank you for giving me a beutiful daughter,the only one who gave me
strength,till we meet again honey i miss you so much
I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY always be in my heart 4ever....