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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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Klinger Book Cover

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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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

Aug 28   Families of Fallen Heroes Find Healing in Montana
  News Article : KTMF/KWYB (ABC/FOX)
By: Nina Sveinson

Aug 26   TAPS Issues Statement on Suspect Taken Into Custody in Connection With Khobar Towers Bombing
  Press Release | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Aug. 26, 2015  ARLINGTON, Va. - The lead suspect in the June 25, 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers residence at a U.S. military base in Saudi Arabia is now in custody. The attack resulted in the deaths of 19 American service members and wounded nearly 500 people.

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Aug 24   NAUS, TAPS Award Scholarships to Fallen Service Members' Families
  Press Release | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Aug. 24, 2015  ARLINGTON, Va. - As millions of American families are preparing to head back to school, the National Association for Uniformed Services (NAUS) and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) have joined forces to award scholarships to family members of our Nation's fallen service members.   The partnership was formed when both organizations realized that there were unmet financial aid needs for surviving family members.

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September 4

 Norfolk Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp
 2014 National Military Survivor Seminar Group at Table

TAPS Event | Since your loss, have you felt less firmly anchored? Maybe things that used to roll off your back now completely rock the boat; maybe you're back on shore but don't know which way do go; maybe the lack of an anchor has driven you to seek new adventures; or maybe you're piloting a lifeboat and need to refuel. Regardless of where you are on your grief journey, we invite you to safe harbor. Come rest and recharge with your TAPS family at the Norfolk Regional Survivor Seminar.

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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
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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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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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