The TAPS Daily - May 18, 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. 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.
  2. U.S. Army Band Performs Song to Inspire Americans During Coronavirus Pandemic
    (Southern Living)
    “America” was written by retired Army Gen. Martin Dempsey and he joins the band “Downrange” to perform the special tune. Gen. Dempsey is a TAPS Board Member.
  3. Cemeteries delay military honors for veterans during COVID-19
    (Task and Purpose)
    The directive over national cemeteries has created a backlog of honors to be rendered once restrictions are lifted. Interments continue at the cemeteries, but without the full ceremony.
  4. Roll of Honor - Online Memorial for Veterans Awaiting Funeral Honors During COVID-19
    (VA.gov)
    VA’s online honor wall for all to remember those veterans whose committal services have been restricted under a directive beginning April 13 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The VA will work with families to schedule earned funeral honors once the crisis passes.
  5. Empty chair and a football helmet: David Forney remembered at Naval Academy graduation
    (Capital Gazette)
    Perhaps the most poignant image to emerge among the Naval Academy graduation events was that of an Army-Navy football helmet placed with care on an otherwise empty fold-out chair during the commissioning ceremony.
  6. Baskin-Robbins’ launches ‘Pint-Sized Heroes’ program
    (Dairy Foods)
    The program celebrates young people who are giving back to their communities during the pandemic.

 

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Memorial Day News

 

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TAPS In the News

 

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Government Relations / Benefits

 

Grief / Mourning

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Military News

 

Veteran News

Veteran News

 

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Across the TAPS Family

 

Coronavirus Key Updates

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