TAPS to Speak at The American Legion’s National Convention

Ellen Andrews to Address Americanism Commission and Committee on Children & Youth


ARLINGTON, Va. –The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) will address more than 150 members of the American Legion’s Americanism Commission and Committee on Children & Youth at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 19.  

As part of The American Legion’s National Convention, to be held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev., TAPS will share care given for surviving military families and engage attendees in honoring America’s fallen heroes. Ellen Andrews, TAPS staff member and surviving fiancée of Lt. David Huber, killed in a Navy training accident on Valentine’s Day, 1995, will provide Legionnaires from every state, plus D.C., Puerto Rico and Europe with an overview of TAPS services. This care is provided for all those grieving the death of a military loved one through TAPS, with many of these services made possible by TAPS long-standing partnership with the American Legion.

Additionally, TAPS will be an exhibitor at the event, which kicks off on Aug. 18 and ends Aug. 24.

“TAPS is honored to stand shoulder to shoulder with The American Legion as we work together to care for those whose lives have included service and sacrifice to our nation,” said Bonnie Carroll, TAPS President and Founder. “When we work together to reach surviving family members across America, we increase the likelihood that those who are in need of critical services after a military death will find those who can help.” 

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is the national organization providing compassionate care for the families of America’s fallen military heroes and has offered support to more than 70,000 surviving family members of our fallen military and their caregivers since 1994. TAPS provides peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, grief seminars and retreats for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, case work assistance, connections to community-based care, online and in-person support groups and a 24/7 resource and information helpline for all who have been affected by a death in the Armed Forces. Services are provided free of charge. For more information go to www.taps.org or call the toll-free TAPS resource and information helpline at 1.800.959.TAPS (8277).


Email christine.fuentes@taps.org or call 540.905.8448 to arrange an interview with Ellen Andrews.