Saturday Morning Message: On Memorial Day and Everyday, TAPS Is Here For You

Author: TAPS

Good Morning TAPS Family,

Our vision to grow and share within our survivor community continues to flow with the outpouring of love and care from you! We appreciate all of the dedication and direct responses to our Saturday Morning Message, created by Carol Lane. We are preparing a newly formatted Saturday offering for you that we hope to release in June and are excited to continue offering a gentle touchpoint for you each Saturday morning. 

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier TAPS Kids Wreath Laying

As we sharpen our focus on the TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp in person and virtual events, we will not have a Saturday message next week.  We welcome your participation and hope you are able to join the event with us virtually if you have not registered to attend in person! Together, we are stronger and we continue to grow in our grief journey, giving rise to honoring our heroes now serving and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy. Whether you will honor your loved one locally or with us in D.C., know we are here for you. 

Big Hugs,

From Your Online Community Team


Response To Last Week’s Question:

As our Nation recognizes the sacrifice of America’s military fallen service members and their families over Memorial Day Weekend, how will you honor your loved one this year?

Anne, Mom of Michael: Honoring my son Lt. Col. Michael L. Murphy, USMC! I honor him everyday but on Memorial Day in my town I put together a program every year to honor not only my son but other brave military warriors!

▶▶  We Welcome Your Comments

If you would like to send a note commenting on one or all of the responses in this week’s Saturday Morning Message, send it to and your thoughts will be passed along to each contributor. You never know how your words may touch the heart of another.  


Other Items and Events of Interest

Arlington Cemetery family at headstone

Join us on Memorial Day Weekend, May 28 to 30, for our 27th Annual National Military Survivor Seminar! We will be live streaming all of our general sessions with guest speakers.

Important Note: In-person registration is still open, but we are in a waitlist situation due to COVID occupancy restrictions in the State of Virginia. 

If you have any questions, email or call our Helpline at 202.588.TAPS (8277).

Learn More and Register


▶▶  Connect With Your TAPS Family 

You can discover all the opportunities to connect with your TAPS Family on our website at the TAPS Event Calendar.

About the Saturday Morning Message

The Saturday Morning Message (SMM) is a weekly communication contributed by survivors. The primary focus of the SMM is to foster peer-based connections for support and encouragement. It is the goal of this communication to foster a safe, supportive place where we can openly share in a nonjudgmental and caring manner. Read and contribute as you are comfortable. Content submitted for the SMM is edited for space considerations and may be used in other TAPS publications. The loving family at TAPS is available to you 24 hours a day. Please call 202-588-TAPS (8277).