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December 3

 Saturday Morning Message: Thankful Thoughts and Holiday Tips

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Weathered Tree

TAPS Blog | As 2016 comes to a close, it is time for many of us to look at where we are now on our grief journey and what has helped us. This week, survivors have shared what they are thankful for in their own lives, and TAPS has pulled together resources on the TAPS website to assist survivors during this time from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day.

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November 26

 Saturday Morning Message: Thankful for TAPS

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TAPS Blog | Because it is Thanksgiving weekend, this Saturday Morning Message features a list of resources TAPS provides that I am thankful for as a survivor.

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November 21

 TAPS is Always Here For You

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Ladies at TAPS Retreat

TAPS Blog | The holidays are a festive time, filled with joyous occasions and family gatherings. But when your family circle has been broken by death, each holiday is a reminder of the empty spot at the table, the hole in your heart.

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November 19

 Saturday Morning Message: Changing Anger to Pride

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National Military Survivor Seminar Heroes banner

TAPS Blog | This week we explore strategies on how to turn the anger that comes with grief into more of a focus on the pride for our loved one’s service.

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Nov 5   Rams players gain perspective after meeting families of fallen service members
  News Article : Los Angeles Times
By: Gary Klein

Nov 1   STL firefighter leaving department to work with others who have lost military loved ones
  News Article : KMOV (CBS)
By: Timothy Godfrey

Oct 30   Surviving Spouses of Fallen Service Members Honored
  News Article : westsidetoday.com

Oct 29   In the ‘widow’s circle,’ suicide survivors comfort one another
  News Article : San Antonio News-Express
By: J.P. Lawrence

Sep 27   Surviving Military Families Suffering Suicide Loss Find Voice with TAPS
  Press Release | St. Pete Beach, Fla. - Surviving parents, spouses, children, siblings, and others grieving the death of a service member by suicide will gather for the eighth TAPS National Military Suicide Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp from Friday, Sept. 30, through Sunday, Oct. 2. The seminar will focus on helping surviving families as they tell their stories of loss and finding hope.

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Sep 24   For those with the often solitary task of caring for disabled vets, help is on the way
  News Article : Military Times
By: Patricia Kime

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February 4

 Mount Kilimanjaro Expedition
 Kilimaajaro Mountain Top

TAPS Event | Share a truly fearless journey with TAPS survivors as we climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. Every step on this ascent will move us farther away from feelings of doubt, fear, and insignificance. As guests of the mountain, we will be led to consider what we really can control

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March 1

 Alaska Widows Retreat
 Alaska Widows Retreat 1

TAPS Event | Join fellow surviving widows, fiances and significant others as we find the courage to take control of our lives and honor our fallen heroes through new experiences.

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March 16

 IslandWood Moms Retreat
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TAPS Event | Join fellow surviving moms as we find hope along this journey and honor our sons and daughters through new experiences.

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November 16

 From Grief to Gratitude

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Dozier, Amy on a path to the beach

TAPS Blog | Some days, it feels like a long stretch to be thankful for these seemingly harsh lessons thrown my way in life, but it's a necessary part of healing as I turn grief into gratitude.

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October 23

 Peer Mentoring: The Next Step

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Peer Mentor Support

TAPS Blog | Have you ever wondered, “Where do I go from here?” I was there four years ago, 18 months after my oldest son, Joshua, died by suicide. “What am I supposed to do with the lessons I have learned along this journey?”

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October 16

 Connecting Through Experience

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Mark Evans

TAPS Blog | The only thing that has been my saving grace is knowing the loss I have experienced has given me the unique tools to help others know that what they are feeling is normal, they are not going crazy and that they are not alone.

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