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August 29

 Saturday Morning Message: Unforgettable Quotes


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TAPS Blog | Quotes are ways of sharing quickly what is in your heart. Although the quote from the picture says, “A man cannot die while his name is still spoken,” it can, of course, also be a woman’s name that needs to be heard. They have left a mark on our souls and will always be in our hearts.

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August 27

 The Choice to Forgive


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Claire Henline

 
Ambard Phil photo

TAPS Blog | Surviving spouse, Linda Ambard, discusses the importance of forgiveness in healing after the traumatic loss of her husband.  Learning to forgive has freed her to move forward.    

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August 22

 Saturday Morning Message: Honoring Your Loved One


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TAPS Blog | When we are new to grief, we work very hard to put one foot in front of the other. As we slowly come out of the fog, we begin to think about how to honor this person who continues to be special to us. It is not an easy process and some of those who responded are just at the point where they are considering what to do. Whatever you decide is right for you.

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August 15

 Saturday Morning Message: Handling Children's Grief


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TAPS Blog | This week's message includes some excellent suggestions on helping young children deal with the grief of losing a loved one.

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Sep 3   Families of America's Fallen Find Safe Harbor at TAPS Norfolk Seminar, Good Grief Camp
  Press Release | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Sept. 4, 2015  NORFOLK, Va. - Families of America's fallen heroes will gather at the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Regional Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp Sept. 4-6 at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel. At this healing event, nearly 150 surviving family members will learn ways to cope with grief and find healing in sharing similar experiences as they honor their heroes.

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Sep 3   TAPS, AHF Release Grief Support for Military Children: A Guide for School Personnel
  Press Release | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Sept. 3, 2015  ARLINGTON, Va. – The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) has published a guidebook to assist school personnel who are caring for youths and teens grieving the loss of a military loved one. Sponsored by the American Hospice Foundation (AHF), the 20-page guide provides insight on the unique nature of the military lifestyle and resources available to help support these students.

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Sep 2   Message at TAPS military survivors’ camp: ‘We grieve because we love’
  News Article : The Olympian
By: Debbie Cafazzo

Aug 31   The Journey of Healing at the TAPS Montana Men's Retreat
  News Article : KTMF/KWYB (ABC/FOX)
By: Nina Sveinson

Aug 29   IslandWood offers outdoor therapy to families of the fallen
  News Article : Kitsap Sun
By: Tristan Baurick

Aug 28   Group for military families holds small retreat near West Yellowstone
  News Article : KTVM (NBC)
By: Josh Kristianto


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September 11

 Camp Pendleton Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp
 2013 Camp Pendleton Balloons

TAPS Event | You are warmly invited to join us at the Camp Pendleton 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 16

 Boundary Waters 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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September 30

 Boston Widows Retreat
 Boston Widows1

TAPS Event | Experience the beauty, history and adventure of Boston! In this 3-star “Challenging Adventure” level retreat, we will experience the serenity, teamwork and challenge of the sport of rowing as we learn to row an 8-person boat on the Charles River.

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October 9

 National Military Suicide Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp for Young Survivors
 2011 National Suicide - Hotel

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 27

 The Choice to Forgive


Posted by:
Claire Henline

 
Ambard Phil photo

TAPS Blog | Surviving spouse, Linda Ambard, discusses the importance of forgiveness in healing after the traumatic loss of her husband.  Learning to forgive has freed her to move forward.    

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August 6

 July Was Not Kind


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Claire Henline

 
Ambard, July Was Not Kind

TAPS Blog | Many of our surviving spouses must face recreating their retirement dream after the one they were meant to share their golden years dies. Linda Ambard, opens up about the realization the life she planned for with her fallen hero is not an option anymore.

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August 2

 A Visit With Vincent


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Claire Henline

 
1 Vincent Bell

TAPS Blog | The pilgrimage to a loved one's grave is a journey in of itself - particularly at Arlington National Cemetery. A surviving sibling shares her experience of visiting her brother's grave in Section 60 for the first time on her own.  

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