The TAPS Daily - May 15, 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. Bonnie Carroll on CNN Shares New Civilian Resource Page for COVID-19 - We Are All In This Together
    (@CNNnewsroom)
    The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors typically helps Gold Star families through the grief of losing loved ones. Now, it is offering resources to those affected by coronavirus, the program’s president and founder Bonnie Carroll tells Brianna Keilar on CNN.
  2. We're All in This Together - TAPS COVID-19 Civilian Response Page
    As survivors of military death, we are no strangers to isolation, fear and loss; we have many lessons learned and tools for coping.  We have the advice of experts from our Advisory Board that we will share with you and other resources we’ve discovered over nearly three decades.
  3. Arlington National Cemetery will stay closed to general public over Memorial Day weekend
    (Military Times)
    Arlington National Cemetery will be open to families of fallen troops buried there over the Memorial Day weekend but not to the rest of the general public, site officials announced Friday.
  4. Medal of Honor Recipient Dead at 41 After Yearslong Lung Cancer Fight
    (Military.com)
    The U.S. Secret Service announced Thursday that former Army Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer, a U.S. Army Special Forces medic who earned the Medal of Honor for heroism in Afghanistan, has died following a protracted battle with lung cancer. He was 41.
  5. Survivors Together: Department of Veterans Affairs Memorial Day Q&A about benefits
    (RallyPoint)
    The Department of Veterans Affairs and our community partners TAPS, American Gold Star Mothers, AAFMAA, Wounded Warrior Project, & Travis Manion Foundation will be here on May 20 at 3 p.m. to answer questions.
  6. Family scattering grandmother’s ashes met by whales and dolphins in memorable encounter
    (FOX 5 DC)
    A family honoring their late grandmother by scattering her ashes at sea was met by a pod of dolphins and whales — adding to the beauty of the meaningful moment.

 

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

  • 9 Ideas to Make Summer (School?) Smoother
    (Military.com)
    School may be ending soon, but summer is going to look a little different this year. To help parents of all ages get through the summer, we’ve collected some great virtual resources to help.

 

Across the TAPS Family

Across the TAPS Family

 

Coronavirus Key Updates

Other Coronavirus News

 

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