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March 21

 Saturday Morning Message: Vacation Ideas


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Carol's Garden

TAPS Blog | This picture is from our garden in the fall. I chose it, because the light is shining through the darkness to the path below. That is what TAPS does when we are in the depths of grief. It shows a way toward the light as we learn to celebrate the lives of our loved ones.

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March 17

 Our Partners in Courage


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Telos, Courage

TAPS Blog | Courage Caps is an extraordinary partnership that is made possible by support from Telos Corporation and TAPS Board Chairman John Wood. TAPS is grateful to work with Telos and Monumental Sports and Entertainment Foundation for this program, which raises funds and awareness and creates meaningful opportunities for our TAPS families.

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March 14

 Saturday Morning Message: TAPS Support


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Weaver Painting

TAPS Blog | The winter this year has many of us dreaming of warm weather and the beach, so this picture was chosen to warm your spirits. It is a painting created by Jeanne, mother of Todd, who wrote, “This painting was the last in my series related to Todd’s life and sacrifice. The title is ‘The Treasure Within’.

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March 7

 Saturday Morning Message: Uplifting Songs


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Wilderness Lakes Hills

TAPS Blog | This beautiful mountain scene is one chosen while I listened to songs survivors shared that were uplifting to them in answer to last week’s question. I hope you enjoy listening to the songs sent in this week as much as I did.

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Mar 25   Windy25 Memorial 5K taking place this weekend in Las Vegas
  News Article : KTNV

Mar 25   Windy25 race honors fallen soldiers
  News Article : KLAS-TV

Mar 23   5th Annual Windy25 Memorial 5K Las Vegas Honors Fallen Service Members, Raises Funds to Help TAPS
  Press Release | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 23, 2014  LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A very special race this Saturday will honor fallen service members and raise funds to help the families they leave behind. The Fifth Annual Windy25 Memorial Run, being held March 28, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on the famous Las Vegas strip, will memorialize fallen service members and raise funds to help their families through the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).

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Mar 23   Afghan president thanks US troops, taxpayers
  News Article : The Hill
By: Kristina Wong

Mar 23   On visit to U.S., Afghan president thanks American troops
  News Article : The Wall Street Journal
By: Dion Nissenbaun

Mar 23   Ashraf Ghani, Afghan president, thanks U.S. troops for sacrifices in first visit to D.C.
  News Article : The Washington Times
By: Jacqueline Klimas


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April 10

 Fort Campbell Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp
 Fort Campbell Parents

TAPS Event | There is something for everyone at a TAPS Regional Seminar and Good Grief Camp. No matter how long it's been since your loss, the type of loss, or the relationship to your hero, our program is tailored to meet your needs. These events are meaningful, life changing experiences for survivors. You will find a safe environment in which to remember the love and celebrate the life of your loved one.

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April 22

 Arizona Widows Empowerment Retreat
 AZ Wids

TAPS Event | At this unique retreat for those who have lost a relationship partner, we will use a holistic approach to explore ways to move forward within our new normal. If you’ve been asking questions such as “Who am I now? What do I want? How do I get there?” and you are ready to take the next steps toward transforming your life, this retreat will help you along that path.

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April 22

 Austin Parents Retreat
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TAPS Event | Experience the culture, beauty and hospitality of the Lone Star State! Connect with other surviving parents and create lifelong friendships as we celebrate our heroes and help each other push through boundaries and move forward.

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June 24

 Moab All Populations Wilderness Retreat
 Canoe Lake

TAPS Event | Experience the wonders of nature as you connect with other survivors. This retreat is open to spouses and relationship partners, parents, siblings and adult children who have lost a loved one who served in the military.

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March 3

 Today Is My Day


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Ambard, Linda - Celebrate Life

TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse Linda Ambard shares how she is learning to live her dreams. She writes, "Developing new dreams when one stands alone is difficult at best. This struggle is ongoing, but as part of living and loving life, I simply must dream again."

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March 2

 Vacationing


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Huey - blog post

TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse Sarah Greene talks about vacations after the death of a loved one. She writes, "We have been on some great memory-making trips, and they have been very rewarding and healing."

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February 24

 Working Through the Hard Times


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Rachael Hill - Feb. 2015

TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse Rachael Hill shares ways she uses to get through the tough days. She writes, "Since losing my husband, I have found that it is often easier for things to get thrown off and harder to get myself back together again. Harder, but not impossible."

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