The true lessons of war are not in what our warriors died for but for what, and for whom, they lived. ~ Bonnie Carroll, President and Founder, TAPS
The last several weeks have been heartbreaking for the people of Afghanistan, the military men and women who served, their families, our nation, and the world. Join TAPS for a panel discussion and hear from different voices on how the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is affecting military loss survivors, veterans, and military families. Current events reveal shocking images and the powerful experiences of those impacted are awakening feelings of hurt, grief, depression, anxiety, anger, and confusion for many who served or love someone who served.
This panel will share perspectives through different experiences and explore how each of us can hold on to hope to make meaning in honor of the life and service our loved ones gave to our great nation.
- Kelly McHugh-Stewart, Surviving Family Member of Loss in Afghanistan
- Michelle Quinn, International Stability Operations Association
- Colonel Abdul Hadi Barakzai, Defence/Military & Air Attaché, Embassy of Afghanistan
- Koby Langley, Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces
- Ryan Kules, Combat Stress Recovery Program, Wounded Warrior Project
- Hannah Sinoway, Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America
- Kathy Roth-Douquet, Blue Star Families
- Ryan Manion, Travis Manion Foundation
- Karen Guenther, President, CEO and Founder, Semper Fi & America's Fund
- Lauren Augustine, Student Veterans of America
Therese A. Rando, PhD, BCETS, BCBT, Founder and Clinical Director, The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Loss
Bonnie Carroll, President and Founder, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors