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TAPS MAGAZINE - Summer 2014
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TAPS Magazine is published quarterly and sent free of charge to survivors, their friends and family, service members, and professionals who work with U.S. military survivors. Subscribe to the TAPS Magazine.

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Woman looking up at trees  

Feeling My Way Through Grief
By Betty Ann Rutledge

I learned a long time ago that there is no way around grief. Can’t climb over it, can’t crawl under it, can't sneak around it..  More»
Apple - Health  

Grief and Your Health
By Margaret H. Gerner

The loss of a loved one to death is a life-shattering experience. It affects us physically as well as emotionally.  More»

Hand in Water  
I gritted my teeth and slowly lowered my arm and hand into the murky water.  More»
Miles and Artis  

Healing Through Writing
By Artis Henderson

When my husband CW2 Miles Henderson was killed in Iraq in November 2006, I felt like I had lost everything. Miles was my best friend..  More»

People Embrace  
Unfortunately, many survivors of suicide suffer alone and in silence. The silence that surrounds them..  More»
Davis, Lynda Letters to TAPS  
The tradition of memorializing the sacrifices of our service men and women is often relegated to Memorial Day..  More»

Balduf, Kyle, Helpline  
We all remember that day—the day the world stopped for us.   More»
2014 Army Marathon Runner  
The Run and Remember Team is an extraordinary program that offers survivors and their friends a healing opportunity to honor..  More»

Ruiz, Pablo III  
Army soldier of 11 years, husband of 19 years, father of a 19-year-old daughter in college..  More»
2014 National Seminar  
Sadness and grief are normal responses to loss.  More»

2014 National Seminar - Handing Tee Shirts  

The Fabric of Grief
By Sarah Greene

Has your wardrobe changed since the loss of your loved one? I have expressed myself in almost every clothing choice throughout my grief.  More»
Run and Remember - SPC Jason Kyle Edens  

The Second Year
By Janet Crane

The second anniversary date of my son's death was April 26, 2014. Another Gold Star Mother had told me the second year was worse than the first..  More»

Weaver Wedding Photo  
I could be setting myself up for failure as most of what has been weighing on my mind is difficult to discuss.  More»
Remarried Widow Book  

Unremarried Widow
Reviewed by Joanne Steen

Unremarried Widow is an honest, gripping memoir about a fresh, bold love sandwiched between two..  More»

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TAPS Magazine is dedicated to the brave men and women who died while serving with the Armed Forces, and to their survivors.
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