The TAPS Daily - September 10, 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.


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Today's Highlights

 

  1. Arlington National Cemetery announces limited reopening for public
    (Military Times)
    Arlington National Cemetery is open again to the general public from 8 a.m. to noon for gravesite visitations only.
  2. Voices Of 9/11 - Reflections Of Three TAPS Survivors
    (TAPS)
    Nineteen years ago, we woke up to the most beautiful sunny September day. Little did we know that before the day came to an end, we would be forever changed.
  3. In a Year of Social Distancing, Virus Alters September 11, Too
    (Military.com)
    Even the commemoration of 9/11 could not escape unchanged by the coronavirus pandemic.
  4. Senate GOP COVID-19 Relief Bill Fails; Chances Of Bipartisan Deal Before Election Dim
    (NPR)
    Thursday's failed vote could be the last on a coronavirus relief bill before Election Day.
  5. COVID-19 has claimed 900,000 lives worldwide, a fifth of them in the U.S.
    (NBC News)
    Over the last two weeks the U.S. has averaged 800 COVID-19 deaths a day, down from August.
  6. Coronavirus-related deaths of young teachers raise alarm as new school year begins
    (CBS News)
    Teachers in at least three states have died from COVID-19 since the start of new school year.
  7. We remember 9/11. Here's why we must never forget 9/10
    (We Are The Mighty)
    The unfinished 9/10 stories of our 9/11 heroes remind us tomorrow is never guaranteed.
  8. 9/11 Memorial offers live, interactive virtual tours led by museum staff online
    (9/11Memorial.org)
    Even in a pandemic, the 9/11 Memorial Museum is making it possible for people to pay respects at the World Trade Center site and learn more about the heroes of that day.
  9. Navy child with leukemia inspires others to ‘be the match'
    (We Are The Mighty)
    Ailani’s family hopes her story inspires more blood stem cell donors to register. Registration is easy. For children matched with a donor, it's a scientific miracle that will also save their lives.
  10. Nurse in wheelchair working as a COVID-19 frontline hero surprised with $1 million
    (Good Morning America)
    Disabled nurse awarded $1 million in recognition of her work on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic; plans to use money to help others with disabilities pursue careers in healthcare.

 

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