Family Members of Fallen Military Heroes Come Together for TAPS Retreat in Alaska

Grieving Parents and Siblings Find Healing Connecting With One Another at Five-
Day TAPS Retreat

MEDIA ADVISORY - February 26, 2019

Overview:  The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) will host surviving parents and siblings of fallen American military heroes at a healing retreat in Anchorage, Alaska from Feb. 27 – March 3. The five-day retreat provides an opportunity for bereaved parents and siblings from across the country to come together to honor their loved ones, connect with one another and gain new tools to cope with their grief.

Who: 40 surviving military family members with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

What: TAPS Retreat to promote hope and healing through outdoor activities and quiet moments of reflection

Where: Anchorage, Alaska

When: February 27, 2019 – March 3, 2019

Contact: Media interested in covering the TAPS retreat should contact Rita Barry-Corke at or (860) 304-1807. 

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The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is the leading national organization providing compassionate care and survivor support services for the families of America’s fallen military heroes. Since 1994, TAPS has offered support to more than 85,000 survivors of fallen military in the form of 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 or call the toll-free TAPS resource and information helpline at 1.800.959.TAPS (8277).