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May 21

 Who is Memorial Day For?


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Bonnie Carroll

 
Child in Arlington Cemetery

TAPS Blog | Bonnie Carroll, TAPS President and Founder, defines what Memorial Day means for Americans and families of our nation's fallen heroes.

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May 21

 #FlagsIn Across America
 
Flags In Boots

TAPS Event | #FlagsIn will begin on Thursday, May 21, and run through Memorial Day, May 25. People can share their Flags In moment on social media platforms by using the hashtag #FlagsIn and tagging @taps4america.

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May 16

 Saturday Morning Message: Positive Lessons Learned


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TAPS

 
Lighthouse

TAPS Blog | Lighthouses have special meaning for me. They light the way for those encountering difficulties while traveling. We do the same when we write about our experiences in the Saturday Morning Message.

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May 9

 Saturday Morning Message: Shared Stories


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TAPS

 
Horse Drawn Carriage in Spring

TAPS Blog | I would love to take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage to observe the magnificence of the flowers and smell the fragrance of the spring air. Doing activities like this gladdens my heart. The same thing happens when we share stories of our loved ones that brought laughter.

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May 20   On Memorial Day, 10 Tips to Help Children Who Have Lost a Loved One
  News Article : Huffington Post
By: Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

May 20   Flags in across America – A tribute to a legacy of service
  News Article : VAntage Point
By: Claire Henline

May 19   Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Receives $1.15 Million Grant from the New York Life Foundation to Help Grieving Military Families
  Press Release | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 21, 2015  ARLINGTON, Va. - The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), the national organization that supports the families of America's fallen military service members, announced today that they received a $1.15 million grant from the New York Life Foundation.  The grant supports a four-day TAPS Good Grief Camp for children and teens.  The funding will also provide families and mentors with assistance for travel expenses. 

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May 19   Memorial Day Weekend: TAPS Provides Comfort, Care for Families of Fallen Troops at D.C.-Area Seminar, Camp
  Press Release | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 19, 2015  ARLINGTON, Va. - Surviving parents, spouses, children, siblings, and others grieving the death of a service member will gather for the 2015 TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp from Thursday, May 21 through Monday, May 25. There's an additional event on Tuesday, May 26 for local children of the fallen with D.C. United.

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May 19   Turning Sadness Into 'Good Grief' for Kids of Fallen Heroes
  News Article : Points of Light (Blog)

May 18   Football wives: Emma Dockery teams up to make a difference
  News Article : The Washington Times
By: Deborah Simmons


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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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June 29

 Mid Atlantic Region Camp Out
 Good Grief Camp Out Mentor and Boy Pendleton

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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April 28

 The Dance


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TAPS

 
The Dance

TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving adult child Ashlynne Haycock shares how she connected to her mom on her fourth angelversary. She writes, "Signs from our loved ones come in all shapes and sizes, and this was the largest one I have ever received from my mom. It was her way of reminding me that she loved me, and even though I have sad days she is always there for me."

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April 27

 Forgiveness


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TAPS

 
Hands

TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse Linda Ambard shares how she is learning to forgive and grow as she comes to the fourth anniversary of her husband's death. She writes, "Forgiveness is not about restoring trust or forgetting; it is about the decision to not live in the purgatory of doubt and anger over what cannot be fixed no matter how much I want it."

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March 27

 We All Want 'What We Ain't Got'


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TAPS

 
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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