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December 16

 This is Happening...


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse Sarah shares about an important milestone she and her family reached with her youngest child going to college and the waves of feelings it brought about.

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December 13

 Saturday Morning Message: Loved Ones' Gifts


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TAPS Blog | This week’s topic question has been in the Saturday Message before and the responses it brings are heartwarming. Sharing memories and the traits possessed by our special loved ones, help us to get to know them better.

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December 8

 Keeping Pace


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse Rachael shares about running the Marine Corps Marathon and her realization that in many ways our journey through grief is much like a marathon. 

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Dec 6   60 Children Who Lost a Relative in Military Action ‘Fly’ to North Pole
  News Article : Charlotte Observer
By: Steve Lyttle

Dec 6   Military Family Survivors Meet in Orlando, Cope Together
  News Article : Orlando Sentinel
By: Caitlin Dineen

Dec 5   Families of The Fallen Help Each Other, Bond in Grief at TAPS Orlando Seminar
  Press Release | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Dec. 4, 2014 Orlando, Fla. – The halls are being decked; the tree is being trimmed. The task of hanging lights on the roof feels endless. Yet through the hustle and bustle of post-Thanksgiving sales, there’s a group of Americans who can get lost in a world upside down – the families of those who served our country and died...

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Nov 24   When Families Grieve at the Holidays: Supporting Children Coping with Loss
  Press Release | The holidays can be a magical time of year, but for children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or another significant person in their lives, the holiday season can be tough. It also poses challenges for still-grieving family members and caregivers around them. TAPS offers  tips to help families supporting a bereaved child over the holidays with this article.

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Nov 24   Holiday Survival Tips: Practical Advice to Help Anyone Coping with Grief
  Press Release | Holiday cheer and merrymaking may be everywhere this time of year, but for thousands grieving the loss of a loved one, the holiday season can be an emotional minefield. And there’s no road map for easy navigation. Coping with grief over the death of a loved one during the holidays can be difficult. Memories of holiday traditions shared with a loved one who died may be painful. Somehow, mourners must navigate an emotional roller coaster ride during the holidays that can be bittersweet with nostalgia and happy memories, and also feel painfully cruel and isolating. TAPS offers tips to help anyone who is grieving the death of a loved one during the holiday season.

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Nov 16   WRCF Hosts TAPS Families at FedExField
  News Article : redskins.com


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March 13

 San Antonio Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp
 San Antonio River Walk

TAPS Event | You are warmly invited to join us at the San Antonio 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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April 10

 Fort Campbell Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp
 Fort Campbell Parents

TAPS Event | You are warmly invited to join us at the Fort Campbell 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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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 move forward in our grief.

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April 29

 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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December 16

 This is Happening...


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Sarah's family

TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse Sarah shares about an important milestone she and her family reached with her youngest child going to college and the waves of feelings it brought about.

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December 8

 Keeping Pace


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running pic for blog

TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse Rachael shares about running the Marine Corps Marathon and her realization that in many ways our journey through grief is much like a marathon. 

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November 24

 A Father's Quest to Honor his Son


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving father Bob Bagosy speaks about his quest to honor his son. Three years after Tommy's death, Bob received word that his son would be awarded the Purple Heart posthumously from an IED blast Tommy had be injured in when he was in Iraq. Bob writes, "It (the Purple Heart) will show Tommy's bravery for the silent wounds he suffered during combat, and perhaps his story will help other silent wounded Marines not to give up, not to ever give up."

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