The TAPS Daily - November 13, 2020


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Top 5 News Items

Today's Highlights

 

  1. TAPS, Wreaths Across America team up to honor those who served and died for our country
    Honor and remember our country’s fallen heroes by sponsoring a Remembrance Wreath that will be laid on the graves of our military and veteran loved ones.
  2. General Milley’s wife saved vet who collapsed at Veterans Day ceremony
    NBC News
    When a bystander collapsed at the Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, the spouse of the nation’s top military officer rushed to his aid. Hollyanne Milley is a practicing nurse and a TAPS Ambassador.
  3. NFL increasing grants to military organizations
    ESPN
    The NFL has expanded plans to honor, empower and connect the nation's military service members, veterans and their families. TAPS is among the organizations partnering with the NFL.
  4. NFL on Twitter: "John Kelly keeps his father Colonel Paul Kelly's memory alive through service.
    NFL
    As part of the NFL’s Salute to Service program, New England Patriots legend, Willie McGinest, put together a special surprise for a TAPS survivor following in his fallen hero father’s footsteps.
  5. The power of nature inspires and heals
    Military Times
    A new outdoors program launched by TAPS, A Breath of Fresh Air, supports families of the fallen and veterans by focusing on tools like grounding techniques through nature’s metaphors, how the changing landscapes of the natural world change the inner landscapes of our hearts and minds.
  6. Many military families are struggling in the era of COVID
    NBC News
    “That is going to have detrimental effects on military families for years to come.”
  7. Navy Veteran, Contractor Killed in Apparent Steam Pipe Explosion at VA Hospital
    Military.com
    A Navy veteran who worked at the Veterans Affairs medical center in West Haven, Connecticut, was one of two men killed in an apparent steam pipe explosion at the facility.
  8. CDC: Proportion of pediatric ER visits for mental health increased sharply amid pandemic
    The Hill
    The CDC data found mental health-related emergency room visits increased 31 percent for children between the ages of 12 and 17 from March to October compared to the same period in 2019.

 

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TAPS In the News

TAPS In the News

 

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Government Relations / Benefits

 

Grief / Mourning

Grief / Mental Health / Wellness

 

Military News

Military News

 

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Veteran News

 

 

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