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At the 36th Annual Love and Hope Ball, “Honoring America,” U.S. Senior Airman Tre F. Porfirio was recognized alongside the leaders of his medical team who collaborated to save him from a life of brittle diabetes after he was injured in Afghanistan. Also apropos of its patriotic theme, International Chairmen Linda and Barry Gibb proudly announced their new American citizenship, something Barry dreamed of since he was 17 years old. Held at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa on February 13,2010

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Written by Barry and Robin Gibb (1967)
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