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April 18

 Saturday Morning Message: Progress and Discovery


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Butterfly

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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Carol's Rock

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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March 28

 Saturday Morning Message: Thoughts on the Journey


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Carol's Photo of the Beach

TAPS Blog | Last week we were asked to share how events like the recent helicopter training accident in Florida influence our own grief journey. When this happens and deep thought is needed, I go to my favorite places, the beach or the garden. These spots help quiet my mind.

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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

Apr 14   Jumpin' Java Coffee Shop to donate proceeds to Tragedy Assistance Program
  News Article : Fayetteville Observer
By: Rodger Mullen

Apr 13   Marine Corps Marathon, TAPS Partner to Honor Fallen Service Members
  Press Release | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 13, 2015  ARLINGTON, Va. - For some, running certainly can be torture without motivation - the aches and pains, the months of training. But for many who will participate in the 40th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) on Oct. 25, running is a way to honor America's Fallen.

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Apr 13   'Courage' caps support relief for military families
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By: Diane Roberts


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April 22

 Arizona Widows Empowerment Retreat
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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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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
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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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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

 Vacationing


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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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