Memorial website in the memory of your loved one
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Michael Anthony Vincent Arciola who was born in New York on January 05, 1985 and passed away on February 15, 2005 at the age of 20. We will remember him forever.

Mike was one of the most courageous and brave soldiers that ever lived.  He could accomplish anything once he put his mind to it.  He had the ability to put everyone he met at ease with his sense of humor and easy going nature.  He embodied the ideal man.

"He was more than what any adjective could describe: amazing, fierce, courageous, hilarious, inspirational, and (fill in your own adjective) could possibly describe.  There should be a word solely made to define him.

Mike always did what he believed in and did it with a velocity and headstrong attitude.  No matter what others thought, he always was confident and strong in himself.  Those kinds of things should be remembered and we should all start to realize what kind of example he was leading by.  We should all feel blessed that we knew such a character.  He will always live inside of us."
Tributes and Condolences
Thank you Michael and Teresa!!   / Kathy Rabago (None)
I heard your story today in a special broadcast on Arlington Cemetary. My father fought in WW 2, I served in the Vietnam Nam era and my Son served in Iraq. I was a blessed Mom in that my Son came home. Michael, you courageously stood in for a comr...  Continue >>
To say Thank You...   / Carolyn Perrick (none)
I didnt know of you until today when I saw your story. I immediately felt the need to find a way to say thank you Michael for your selfless service. There can never be anything to fully give to you the thanks you truely deserve. I cant be fortunate e...  Continue >>
His spirit   / Tal Chetrit
A man dies with three possessions: His heart, his soul and his spirit. His heart stays with him. His soul goes to God. And his spirit lives on in the memories of those left behind. Michael's sacrafise and the sacrafise of Michael's family will n...  Continue >>
Guardian Angel   / Lilly Carvalho (Friend)
Everyday i wish i could say one last word, have one last hug, see your smile one last time but i know something that will never end, me missing you RIP Michael...I have my own guardian angel and that angel is you. You watched over me during those lon...  Continue >>
Merry Christmas   / Lilly Carvalho (Friend)
Michael Arciola... I wanted to call you today to say I love you, but your old number is no longer in service. I tried the operator, she said I'm sorry, I have no number for you. You don't live in your house anymore. The post office has no forwarding ...  Continue >>
with thanks  / Rebecca Brown     Read >>
You will never be forgotten. God Bless You!  / Mary L. (Navy Mom )    Read >>
I wrote a song because of the news  / Lisa Nemzo (kindred spirit )    Read >>
Heartfelt Condolences to the Arciola Family  / Linda Morical     Read >>
Thank you  / J. Smith     Read >>
Respect from australia  / Lee Johnson     Read >>
Corduroy / Karen Galanti     Read >>
He is not forgotten  / A. Russo     Read >>
I will tell my son  / Shannon Cavanagh (Oprah viewer )    Read >>
Thank you, Michael  / Sadie Wheeler (appreciative citizen )    Read >>
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His legacy
Some strength  
"What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us."
-Helen Keller
The Little Things  

Remember all the little things we love...winterfresh gum, Mike singing songs by The Temptations(actually singing just about any song), taking craps in the team room, all the lips/facials, laughs, 2-liter bottles of kool-aid, Sal's Pizza, his yellow boombox, Maplewood, drunken nights...

Mike's legacy will live on always through our memories, thoughts, and prayers.  We will never forget...

Feel free to add more and update as often and as much as possible..send me pics to add to the site...update in the tributes and condolences section as well as light a candle...

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