About Us

TAPS International Mission

The mission of TAPS International is to bring hope and healing worldwide to all those grieving the death of a loved one in defense of freedom, and to build stable societies for the surviving victims of conflict.


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Create a Global Community

Our goal at TAPS International is to share best practices in peer based emotional support programs; to bring the surviving families of coalition partners who served together and died together into an international network of support; to strengthen an understanding between cultures of coalition partners that grief is universal; and to give surviving families a voice in creating stable societies, thereby continuing the mission their loved one died for.

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Make the World Safer

To ensure stabilization, to build peace, and to enable healing of transgenerational trauma, the grief and trauma of the those who have suffered must be addressed and resolved. Through this global healing effort, we will raise the voices of the surviving families of those who fought for freedom and give the next generation a path to peace.


Declaration of the Global Community of Families of Military Deceased

Be it known by all, we the families of those who have died in the cause of freedom, stand together in the light of justice against all those threatening the peace of our world. We unite with great purpose and with pride in our heroes’ selfless service. 

We pledge to continue as their living legacies in honor of their sacrifice to heal our hearts and raise future generations in peace, freedom, and stability.

The families of our deceased military are hereby united as a global community interdependent upon one another. We commit to go beyond our borders, rise above political or religious differences, transcend language barriers and unite with one voice in hope and healing.

We recognize the need for a solid and sustained network of support and to maximize resources offered to all who are grieving the death of a military loved one.  We stand together in our acknowledgment of the universality of grief, our respect for all who have served and died, and our dedication to peace.

In honor of our fallen heroes, our military deceased, and our martyrs, we will raise our voices as one global community, representing the families of all those who have given their lives in the cause of freedom.

For the support of this Declaration, we mutually pledge to each other our honor for those who have served and died and our care for their families.