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September 29

 Lessons Learned


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving daughter Ashlynne Haycock speaks about achieving her father's dream of his children getting a college education. In the wake of both her parents' deaths, Ashlynne faced many obstacles in making this dream a reality. Now with her degree in hand and her brother at college, she shares her family's story and valuable information that to date is assisting many families of fallen heroes achieve their education goals.

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September 27

 Saturday Morning Message: What do Others do about Vacations


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Carol's Beach

TAPS Blog | Everyone’s idea of a vacation is different. Mine involves either visiting relatives or going to the ocean beach. The place we go for our ocean retreat has changed. I haven’t been back to the place we took our son and daughter when they were younger. However, this is a picture of a new place that was chosen by our daughter. We have added her husband to the family and now the beach lifts our spirits and renews our energy as we enjoy each other walking the shore and dining on fresh seafood.

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September 22

 The Dream, Revised


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse and daughter Tabitha Bonilla shares about the dreams she once envisioned for her life and how in an instance those dreams changed forever. She speaks of finding hope once more in having the opportunity to connect with other survivors at TAPS events.

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Oct 1   TAPS San Antonio Parents Retreat Offers Hope and Healing to Parents of Fallen Troops
  Press Release | A parent never gets over the death of a child. But the parents of those who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, do not have to grieve alone. They can find help with TAPS, which is holding a retreat for parents grieving the death of a child who served in the military.The October 1-5, 2014 event is aimed brings together grieving moms and dads to find hope and rediscover a sense of well-being

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Sep 30   Advisory: Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to Receive Award, Speak at TAPS Awards Program October 1
  Press Release | Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will attend and speak at the Inaugural Service Awards Program honoring the families of America’s fallen heroes, hosted by the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Stella 34. Secretary Clinton will receive the Lifetime Service Award from TAPS, the national nonprofit organization that cares for families of America’s fallen military heroes, in recognition of her support. She is expected to speak about TAPS and its work to help grieving military families. She previously spoke at a TAPS luncheon in 2006 and has served as a TAPS honorary chairperson

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Sep 30   Program to help military families cope with loss of loved one
  News Article : WNCN

Sep 30   Serving Smart: TAPS Introduces New Program Geared Towards Education
  News Article : Department of Defense
By: Petty Officer 2nd Class Kayla Jo Finley

Sep 26   THE RIPPLE EFFECT: Families Who Survive a Loved One’s Suicide
  News Article : Department of Defense
By: Terese Schlachter

Sep 26   Part 4 of a Series: Navy Petty Officer Considers Suicide
  News Article : Department of Defense


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October 10

 National Military Suicide Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp for Young Survivors
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TAPS Event | You are warmly invited to join TAPS for a special program of comfort and support for all those grieving the suicide loss of a loved one who served in the Armed Forces. Come honor your hero and share his or her life, memory and service with others who have lost a loved one to suicide.

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October 14

 TAPS Charity Golf Classic Hosted by Telos Corporation
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TAPS Event | Telos Corporation is hosting its first annual charity golf tournament benefiting TAPS, to be held on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014, at The Golf Club at Lansdowe in Leesburg, Virginia. This event will raise thousands of dollars in much needed assistance for families of fallen servicemen and women.

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November 5

 TAPS/USO New York City Adult Children Getaway
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TAPS Event | TAPS is excited to announce we are partnering with the USO for an incredible getaway to New York City for surviving adult children November 5-7th, 2014. Flights, lodging, group meals, and activity tickets will be provided.

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November 19

 Savannah Women’s Retreat
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TAPS Event | Join us in beautiful Savannah, GA for the first of it’s kind retreat for women of all relationships. This unique opportunity will provide a time to get to know other women who have gone through a similar loss. We will share the stories of our loved ones, have fun and build friendships that will last far longer than the week!

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September 29

 Lessons Learned


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving daughter Ashlynne Haycock speaks about achieving her father's dream of his children getting a college education. In the wake of both her parents' deaths, Ashlynne faced many obstacles in making this dream a reality. Now with her degree in hand and her brother at college, she shares her family's story and valuable information that to date is assisting many families of fallen heroes achieve their education goals.

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September 22

 The Dream, Revised


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse and daughter Tabitha Bonilla shares about the dreams she once envisioned for her life and how in an instance those dreams changed forever. She speaks of finding hope once more in having the opportunity to connect with other survivors at TAPS events.

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September 15

 Beginning of the New Normal


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The New Normal

TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving father Bob Bagosy reflects on September 11, 2001 and how it was in essence the beginning of his new normal. He speaks about how the tragedy hit very close to home for him and his family. He shares how his son Tommy later joined the Marine Corps to serve and defend his country. He writes, "As a family, we all supported Tommy with his choice. Our family was proud of Tommy; we felt it was our family patriotic response to the safety of America." 

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