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August 27

 Saturday Morning Message: Inspirational Quotes


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Grief Tides

TAPS Blog | Inspirational quotes along with pictures can help us on the grief journey. Placing them in a spot you frequent can help uplift you throughout the day.

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August 21

 Honor Your Fallen Hero with the NFL This Football Season


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Patriots Game

TAPS Blog | Through the TAPS sports program, teams4taps, opportunities are created for surviving families to connect with the teams and athletes they cheered for with their loved ones. When survivors share stories and photos of sports memories with their loved one, teams4taps works to create opportunities with those teams.

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August 13

 Saturday Morning Message: More Gifts from Our Loved Ones


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2016 NMSS Mentor and Child

TAPS Blog | The gifts we give each other are the compassion and support that come from the heart. This picture of a TAPS child’s face as he bonds with his Good Grief Camp mentor at this year’s National Military Survivor Seminar says it all.

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August 10

 The shining light in an endless tunnel


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Father and son still connected

TAPS Blog | What I realized today was TAPS has been there from the beginning and is still there for me now!  Their programs are there for all survivors in our darkest hours and hardest moments.

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Aug 22   Families of the Fallen Honored at The Barclays
  Press Release | FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - The PGA TOUR and The Barclays will host the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) and families of America's fallen service members on Tuesday, Aug. 23, as part ofBirdies for the Brave. The Barclays will provide surviving military families with complimentary tournament access for the day as part of their annual military appreciation day.

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Aug 18   Surviving Military Parents, Siblings Find Strength, Connection at TAPS Retreat in Alaska
  Press Release | ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) will host surviving parents and siblings of America's fallen military at a retreat in Anchorage, Alaska, Aug. 19-21. The retreat brings together surviving parents and siblings to connect with other surviving families to honor the lives and legacies of their loved ones.

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Aug 16   Cannae Named Official Outfitter for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
  Press Release | LOS ANGELES - Cannae Pro Gear announced today they have been named the Official Outfitter and Exclusive Apparel Sponsor for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). Cannae will also donate a portion of the proceeds from the company's annual net sales to assist TAPS in providing care and support to families of America's fallen.

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Aug 15   TAPS Recognizes High School Graduates Pursuing College Educations
  Press Release | WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) congratulates the high school class of 2016 as they continue their education at universities across the country in honor of their fallen loved one. These surviving military children will attend a variety of schools, including Columbia University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Texas Christian University and the University of Hawaii.

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Aug 12   USA Basketball helping to make a difference
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Aug 10   TAPS Atlanta Regional Seminar Brings Together Surviving Military Families
  Press Release | ATLANTA - The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) will connect families and loved ones of America's fallen military at its Atlanta Regional Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp Aug. 12-14. The weekend of healing will provide 250 surviving family members with resources, coping skills and connections to others grieving a similar loss.

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September 9

 Northern California Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp
 2015 Camp Pendleton Boy and Mentor

TAPS Event | You are warmly invited to join us at the Northern California 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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September 14

 Montana Men’s Retreat
 Men’s Retreat 1

TAPS Event | Connect with other surviving fathers, brothers and other men who have lost a loved one who has served in the military. We will create lifelong friendships and celebrate our heroes as we help each other move forward on our journey.

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September 18

 Arizona Women's 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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September 30

 National Military Suicide Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp
 2012 Suicide Survivor Seminar 2

TAPS Event | You are warmly invited to join TAPS for a special program of comfort and support for all those grieving the suicide loss of a loved one who served in the Armed Forces. Come honor your hero and share his or her life, memory and service with others who have lost a loved one to suicide.

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August 10

 The shining light in an endless tunnel


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Father and son still connected

TAPS Blog | What I realized today was TAPS has been there from the beginning and is still there for me now!  Their programs are there for all survivors in our darkest hours and hardest moments.

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July 18

 Support When You Need It


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Misty Blum

TAPS Blog | TAPS Peer Mentors are like being fitted with a prosthetic limb after the loss of your own. You could probably get by without one, but the introduction of such a device opens up new possibilities to get back to a “new normal" faster and with a renewed determination.

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July 18

 Meet a Mentor: Julie Jerden


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JulieJerden

TAPS Blog | When Juile Jerden’s brother, Frank, died by suicide in 2002, her main focus was caring for her parents and children as they grieved the loss of her brother. She put her grief on hold. Julie tried to put her life back the way it was — but that life had been drastically altered. “I went back to what I perceived as normal,” Julie said. “But seven years after his death, the pieces weren’t fitting. Something wasn’t right.”

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