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February 28

 Saturday Morning Message: To Leave or Stay


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Rope Hammock

TAPS Blog | This week a survivor asked how others felt about leaving or staying in the home once shared with their loved one. For me, it wasn’t the home, but rather my workplace that became the problem.

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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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February 21

 Saturday Morning Message: Dreams


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Red Rose - Blurred

TAPS Blog | This week survivors shared many beautiful experiences about dreams they have had of their loved one.

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February 17

 It’s a Title, Not a Life Sentence


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Shanette Booker

TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse Shanette Booker shares that her grief doesn't have to define her life. She writes, "It's up to me to keep Dre's legacy alive by sharing his story and living my life to the best of my abilities. Being the widow of SSG Andre Booker doesn't mean that I am sentenced to a life of darkness and despair."

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Feb 26   Courage Caps campaign in Washington
  News Article : Washington Capitals

Feb 25   2-14-15 Courage Caps Skate Photo Gallery
  News Article : Monumental Foundation

Feb 25   Capitals and MSE Foundation host Courage Caps skating party at Kettler Capitals Iceplex for TAPS
  News Article : Caps Today

Feb 24   Harris Pavilion hosts 'Polar Bear Skate'
  News Article : Inside NoVa

Feb 20   MSE Foundation and Washington Capitals Launch Courage Caps, Presented by Telos Corporation, to Support TAPS
  Press Release | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 20, 2015 ARLINGTON, Va. - Courage Caps, Washington Capitals team-issued branded hats and T-shirts, will go on sale beginning Thursday, March 5, Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation and the Washington Capitals announced today. This season's Courage Caps campaign is sponsored by Telos Corporation with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).

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Feb 17   Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors to Host Parents of Fallen Heroes in Tampa Bay
  Press Release | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 17, 2015 TAMPA, Fla. - The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) will host 40 parents of fallen service members at a retreat in Tampa Bay, Fla., Feb. 19-21. Through team building activities, and participation in the Gasparilla Distance Classic, parents will have the opportunity to remember the love and celebrate the life of their hero, while sharing the journey through their grief with other surviving parents.

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March 20

 San Antonio Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp
 San Antonio River Walk

TAPS Event | You are warmly invited to join us at the San Antonio Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp. Whether you are a few weeks, several months, or many years out from your loss, our program is tailored to meet you where you are in your grief journey.

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April 10

 Fort Campbell Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp
 Fort Campbell Parents

TAPS Event | You are warmly invited to join us at the Fort Campbell Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp. Whether you are a few weeks, several months, or many years out from your loss, our program is tailored to meet you where you are in your grief journey.

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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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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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February 17

 It’s a Title, Not a Life Sentence


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Shanette Booker

TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse Shanette Booker shares that her grief doesn't have to define her life. She writes, "It's up to me to keep Dre's legacy alive by sharing his story and living my life to the best of my abilities. Being the widow of SSG Andre Booker doesn't mean that I am sentenced to a life of darkness and despair."

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February 13

 Learning to Love Again


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Amy Dozier

TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse Amy Dozier shares how she is writing a new love story for herself. She writes, "It was very difficult but I began tearing down the walls of my heart little by little. I allowed myself to feel real feelings of joy again. With the help of family, friends, and TAPS, I began to dive into some creative outlets from my past: music, photography, and writing.

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