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2011 Sibling Retreat
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2012 Sibling Retreat - Seattle
"Siblings are like witnesses to your life’s history. Brothers and sisters are part of your past, present and future. In the early days of my grief, my brain struggled to catch up with what my heart already knew….Then I found TAPS. It was like finding a missing piece to the puzzle. The biggest comfort TAPS gave me was the knowledge that there were others in my position." – Elizabeth Doherty, TAPS Sibling Survivor
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TAPS Event | Experience the wonders of the Blue Ridge Mountains in beautiful, artistic and serene Asheville, NC! Connect with other surviving siblings and create lifelong friendships as we celebrate our heroes and help each other move forward in our grief.
Our Stories: Sibling
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To Watch or Not To Watch
By Kelly Griffith, Surviving sibling of Major Samuel Griffith

TAPS Magazine | Sitting in the darkened, crowded theater, I realized I had made a mistake. Why hadn’t I picked the cutesy cartoon movie about dancing penguins? Why did I choose to resort to emotional cutting?
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