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July 2

 Happy Birthday, America!


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July 4th photo

TAPS Blog | This Independence Day, the America's Family wishes all of our fellow countrymen a happy and safe Fourth of July.

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June 30

 Beyond My Fears


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Linda Ambard Colorado Race

TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse Linda Ambard shares how she has overcome her fears since her husband's death to reclaim her life. She writes, "The beast of fear only has power if it stops a person from acting or doing. I am still the shy friend that stands by waiting to be picked, but I am going; I am doing."

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June 27

 Saturday Morning Message: Nature's Gifts


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Carol's Garden Rose

TAPS Blog | Not only do roses make me think of my son, Bryon, but also of my mother. When the spring comes after a harsh winter, they look like they will never live another year. Little by little, they begin to have green leaves. Finally,the small buds open to display a radiance that glows in the garden and brings a smile to those who see it. That is what I have found with grief...

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June 26

 Finding The Sparkle Again


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Rachael Hill Vikings Game

TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse Rachael Hill shares how she changed her thinking and found herself along the path of her grief journey. She writes, "When the numbness began to thaw and I started feeling again, I knew that I also needed to start living again. I became more present in each day and when I did that, the excitement and enjoyment of life started to return…and so did that sparkle." 

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Jun 28   Families of Fallen Military Members Gather for Healing in Green Bay
  News Article : WFRV CBS 5
By: Cole Higgins

Jun 25   Air Force Marathon, TAPS Partner to Honor Fallen Service Members
  Press Release | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 18, 2015 DAYTON, Ohio - On September 18 and 19, 2015, the families of America's fallen heroes and runners honoring those who have paid the ultimate price for freedom will compete in the 15th Annual Air Force Marathon in Dayton, Ohio. These athletes will give their all in remembrance of those who sacrificed everything in service to our country.

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Jun 25   TAPS Mid-Atlantic Good Grief Camp Out Offers Healing to Young Military Survivors
  Press Release | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 25, 2015  COLUMBIA, N.C.- The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) will host children who have lost a parent in the military, ages 6 to 17, at a “TAPS Good Grief Campout” in Columbia, N.C., from June 29 to July 2. This campout, sponsored by USO and The Hartwell Foundation, will include traditional and military-themed camp activities, and provide the children with coping strategies for their grief and an emotional support network of their peers.

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Jun 25   Author Spotlight: G.I. Bill
  News Article : WHTM ABC 27

Jun 24   Navy Nominee Named for Fisher Award
  News Article : navy.mil
By: Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

Jun 23   Families of America's Fallen Share the Journey at TAPS Wisconsin Seminar, Good Grief Camp
  Press Release | FFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 25, 2015  GREEN BAY, Wis. - The families of America's fallen heroes will gather at the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Regional Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp happening June 26-28 at the Hyatt on Main. At the seminar, sponsored by Oshkosh Defense, surviving family members are expected to attend along with military and community volunteers.

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July 10

 Southern California Good Grief Camp Out
 2014 Southern California Good Grief Camp Out Photos

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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July 15

 Southern California Parents Retreat
 Parents Beach

TAPS Event | Experience the beauty and serenity of Southern California as we connect with other surviving parents, create lifelong friendships and celebrate our heroes as we help each other move forward in our journey.

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July 17

 New England Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp
 2012 National Attendees

TAPS Event | You are warmly invited to join us at the New England 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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July 22

 Southern California Siblings Retreat
 Retreats Rock Climbing

TAPS Event | Experience the beauty and serenity of Southern California as we connect with other surviving siblings, create lifelong friendships and celebrate our heroes as we help each other move forward in our journey.

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June 30

 Beyond My Fears


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Linda Ambard Colorado Race

TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse Linda Ambard shares how she has overcome her fears since her husband's death to reclaim her life. She writes, "The beast of fear only has power if it stops a person from acting or doing. I am still the shy friend that stands by waiting to be picked, but I am going; I am doing."

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June 26

 Finding The Sparkle Again


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Rachael Hill Vikings Game

TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse Rachael Hill shares how she changed her thinking and found herself along the path of her grief journey. She writes, "When the numbness began to thaw and I started feeling again, I knew that I also needed to start living again. I became more present in each day and when I did that, the excitement and enjoyment of life started to return…and so did that sparkle." 

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June 20

 Tips for Father's Day


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Amy and Emma

TAPS Blog | Surviving spouse and mother Amy Dozier shares a list of three tips to help us all get through this special day for dads. Whether you are a widow with a child, or a fatherless son or daughter, these words are for you.

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