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April 25

 Saturday Morning Message: Progress and Discovery Continued..

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TAPS Blog | I have always liked chatting with people, but after my son died, I found that keeping in touch with other survivors was very uplifting to me. I don’t live in an area with many military bases, so connecting with other survivors through TAPS and keeping in touch was progress for me.

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April 18

 Saturday Morning Message: Progress and Discovery

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TAPS Blog | A butterfly comes out of a cocoon keeping its life as a caterpillar in its body, but adding something new - wings. Walking the journey of grief can be like that. We will always keep our loved ones in our heart, but we discover new abilities which we didn’t know we possessed.

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April 11

 Saturday Morning Message: Ways to Honor Loved Ones

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TAPS Blog | Finding a way to honor our loved ones can seem overwhelming at first. If you start with something you enjoy, it makes the task less daunting and you may find that in addition to tears, it brings memories helping to celebrate the life of the one we hold so close.

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April 4

 Saturday Morning Message: Making Friends at a TAPS Event

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TAPS Blog | Coming to a TAPS event alone can make us wonder how “we will fit in, how we will be treated, and what the event will be like”. That was the question last week and many have written to say they will be waiting for this week’s answers.

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Apr 22   9 good things that happened around the world this week
  News Article : Vancity Buzz
By: Simran Singh

Apr 21   Bereaved US, Israeli families share a loss that bridges cultures
  News Article : The Jerusalem Post
By: Lidar Gravé-Lazi

Apr 20   Mabus names NAVSEA headquarters for Navy's first ship designer
  News Article : SeaPower
By: Richard R. Burgess

Apr 16   MSE Foundation and the Washington Capitals and Wizards Raise more than $144,000 for Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors through 2014-15 Courage Program
  Press Release | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 16, 2015  ARLINGTON, Va. - Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation executive director Elizabeth Pace and Telos Corporation CEO John Wood presented Bonnie Carroll, president and founder of Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), with a check in the amount of $144,500 on April 15, at Verizon Center.

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Apr 16   Her student debt was wiped after someone heard her story
  News Article : CNN Money
By: Logan Whiteside / Christine Romans

Apr 15   2015 TAPS Honor Guard Gala raises over $2 million for families of the fallen
  News Article : District of Style
By: Rachel Hallinan

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May 21

 21st Annual TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp for Young Survivors
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TAPS Event | You are warmly invited to attend the 21st Annual TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp for Young Survivors. Join us as we bring together survivors to share a weekend of understanding, hope, courage, and love.

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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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June 24

 Miami Widows Retreat
 Miami Retreat

TAPS Event | Join us in sunny Florida for a time of healing and connection with fellow surviving widows, fiances and significant others.

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June 26

 Green Bay Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp
 2013 Wisconsin Seminar

TAPS Event | You are warmly invited to join us at the Green Bay 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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March 27

 We All Want 'What We Ain't Got'

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Rachael Hill - Music

TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse Rachael Hill shares how she feels connected to her husband through music. She writes, "Jeff continues to be a part of our lives because as the song says, a love like that isn’t easily forgotten. However, the beautiful thing about it is, it doesn’t have to be forgotten."

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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


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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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