The 20th Annual TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp

Author: TAPS

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 20th Annual National Military Suvivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp! 

Thank you to our amazing volunteers, including over 500 active duty military mentors, who volunteered their time to help our children and remind them that they are still connected to the military family.

Michelle Obama

Photo Credit: U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley

Thank you to First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden for sitting with TAPS children in the amphitheater yesterday at Arlington National Cemetery during the official Memorial Day observances.

Thank you to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Secretary of the Air Force Debbie James, General Martin Dempsey, Lieutenant General David Halverson, Colonel Steven Parker, and Sergeant Major John Ploskonka for taking time to honor surviving families and help ensure the service and sacrifice of their loved ones is never forgotten.

Thank you to our title sponsor New York Life Foundation. Thank you to our sponsors SAIC, GM Foundation, PwC, The Hartford, Booz Allen Hamilton, MetLife, and Yellow Ribbons United. Thank you as well to all our in-kind sponsors, the Hero Miles program at the Fisher House Foundation, Hasbro, the Coca-Cola Company, Carmine's, and Team Washington Domino's Pizza.

But most importantly thank you to the survivors who came together to share their loved ones, who opened their hearts to comfort fellow survivors, and who made this weekend one filled with love, laughter, tears, hope, and connection. 

We'll see you all next year at our 21st Annual National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp.