The TAPS Daily - May 13, 2020


Welcome to The TAPS Daily - your source for some of the latest news, resources, and thought pieces from across the military and veteran community during the COVID-19 response.


Top 5 News Items

Today's Highlights

 

  1. VA cemeteries will open to the public on Memorial Day, but wreath laying ceremonies will be closed
    (Military Times)
    Veterans Affairs officials will continue the tradition of holding wreath laying ceremonies at department cemeteries on Memorial Day later this month, but will not open those events to the public because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
  2. Air Force Sergeant Overcomes 100% Disability Rating To Return To Full Duty
    (Task and Purpose)
    A dozen years after he was nearly killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro was on the verge Saturday of completing a final, unbelievable stage of his comeback.
  3. ‘Hey, what are you reading?’Kids start social distance book club.
    (Love What Matters)
    TAPS kid, Emma Dozier, is bringing Harry Potter to life for other kids while practicing social distancing.
  4. Behind the Scenes with the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    (Military.com)
    The changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has been modified to implement precautionary measures for minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Some of the movements have changed, but the respect and commitment to honoring the Unknowns remains eternal.
  5. Krispy Kreme giving 2020 graduates free doughnuts
    (Good Morning America)
    As commencement ceremonies go virtual across the country for high school and college graduates, Krispy Kreme is giving away sweet treats to the class of 2020.

 

Memorial Day News

Memorial Day News

 

TAPS In the News

TAPS In the News

 

Government Relations / Benefits

Government Relations / Benefits

 

Grief / Mourning

Grief / Trauma / Mental Health

 

Military News

Military News

 

Veteran News

Veteran News

 

Survivor News

Military Family News

 

Across the TAPS Family

Across the TAPS Family

 

Coronavirus Key Updates

Other Coronavirus News

 

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