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September 15

 Beginning of the New Normal


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The New Normal

TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving father Bob Bagosy reflects on September 11, 2001 and how it was in essence the beginning of his new normal. He speaks about how the tragedy hit very close to home for him and his family. He shares how his son Tommy later joined the Marine Corps to serve and defend his country. He writes, "As a family, we all supported Tommy with his choice. Our family was proud of Tommy; we felt it was our family patriotic response to the safety of America." 

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September 13

 Saturday Morning Message: Places that Remind Us of Our Loved Ones


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Forest Path

TAPS Blog | As we walk this path of grief, it may seem dark, but there are spots of light. We are those spots! As we share how we feel, we might bring a message of hope to others. This week survivors shared their emotions when visiting or working in places that remind them of their loved one.

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September 11

 FACING THE THIRTEENTH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11: TAPS SHARES TIPS FOR FAMILIES OF THE FALLEN


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Never forget

TAPS Blog | The thirteenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States causes us all to remember that tragic day and may stir emotions for the thousands of people in the United States who are grieving the deaths of a loved one who died during the attacks now more than a decade ago. TAPS offers tips to help the surviving families of our fallen. 

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Sep 17   TAPS Colorado Good Grief Camp Out Provides Comfort and Fun for Children Grieving a Military Death
  Press Release | Children and teens ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one serving in the Armed Forces, will enjoy a fun overnight camping experience this weekend organized by TAPS. The TAPS Colorado Good Grief Camp Out is a three-day, two-night camping experience filled with traditional and fun camp activities combined with grief education and emotional support. Grieving military children and teens build peer connections and find support in knowing that there are others their own ages who understand what they are feeling and experiencing. Grieving children leave camp with coping skills for dealing with their losses that last long after camp ends

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Sep 15   Military Children - Audio Documentary
  News Article : WAMU/NPR
By: Kavitha Cardoza

Sep 15   The Ultimate Sacrifice
  News Article : WAMU/NPR
By: Kavitha Cardoza

Sep 12   TAPS Provides Comfort to Suicide Survivors
  News Article : Health.mil

Sep 12   Part 2 of a Series: Navy Petty Officer Considers Suicide
  News Article : Department of Defense
By: Shannon Collins

Sep 12   TAPS - 20 Years of Hope & Healing
  News Article : Podcast-From Grief To Grace, with Chaz Wesley
By: Chaz Wesley


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September 19

 TAPS Colorado Good Grief Camp Out
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TAPS Event | TAPS Good Grief Campouts for children and teens provides a safe and supportive atmosphere to conduct activities and opportunities to learn coping skills, establish and identify support systems and create awareness that they are not alone in the grief of their loved one.

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October 1

 San Antonio Parents Retreat
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TAPS Event | TAPS Retreats are 3-4 day adventures in locations across the nation. TAPS Retreats are designed to create a strong sense of community and peer support among survivors by providing challenging group activities as well as multiple opportunities for conversation. Past retreat activities have included sky diving, zip lining, surfing, downhill skiing, horseback riding, and running a marathon!

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October 14

 TAPS Charity Golf Classic Hosted by Telos Corporation
 Telos - TAPS Charity Golf Classic

TAPS Event | Telos Corporation is hosting its first annual charity golf tournament benefiting TAPS, to be held on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014, at The Golf Club at Lansdowe in Leesburg, Virginia. This event will raise thousands of dollars in much needed assistance for families of fallen servicemen and women.

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November 5

 TAPS/USO New York City Adult Children Getaway
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TAPS Event | TAPS is excited to announce we are partnering with the USO for an incredible getaway to New York City for surviving adult children November 5-7th, 2014. Flights, lodging, group meals, and activity tickets will be provided.

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September 15

 Beginning of the New Normal


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The New Normal

TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving father Bob Bagosy reflects on September 11, 2001 and how it was in essence the beginning of his new normal. He speaks about how the tragedy hit very close to home for him and his family. He shares how his son Tommy later joined the Marine Corps to serve and defend his country. He writes, "As a family, we all supported Tommy with his choice. Our family was proud of Tommy; we felt it was our family patriotic response to the safety of America." 

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September 8

 Remembering My Son- A Dear Mother's Reflection


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving mother Peggy Scallorn speaks about the life her dear son Cody lived. She shares about the last time she saw him and how she has been able to cope with his suicide. She has found support within her family and TAPS. She writes, "My life mission is to continue to keep his memory alive, bring awareness to others of suicide and hope to those of us who are living through the loss."

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September 1

 Feelings In the Spaces of My Heart For Which There Are No Words


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse Linda Ambard shares about the life she once knew and her longing to belong in the world. She writes, "In the spaces between the holes in my heart, there is a longing to find a place-my place.  While I stand on shifting sands, I search for solid footing… There are no words, but there is a quiet prayer, a silent longing, and an unspoken hope for something more-a place where I belong."

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