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September 1

 Feelings In the Spaces of My Heart For Which There Are No Words


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse Linda Ambard shares about the life she once knew and her longing to belong in the world. She writes, "In the spaces between the holes in my heart, there is a longing to find a place-my place.  While I stand on shifting sands, I search for solid footing… There are no words, but there is a quiet prayer, a silent longing, and an unspoken hope for something more-a place where I belong."

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August 30

 Saturday Morning Message: Life Changes


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TAPS Blog | For many of us, the seasonal changes, give cause to reflect. Pausing to consider your life can be helpful to everyone, but especially those of us who are trying to adjust to a “new normal”. This week’s responses show that our loved ones will always be in our hearts, although the direction of our lives may have changed.

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August 25

 Marriage and Death - A Semper Fi Story


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Picture of Tommy and Joe

TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving father Bob Bagosy shares about the marriage of his younger son David and how the family ensured Tommy would be a part of the special day. Bob also writes about his father and his service to our country and the honorable tribute he was given by fellow Marines at his funeral. 

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Aug 26   American Assistance Group Helps Israeli War Victims
  News Article : The Pentagon Channel (Department of Defense)

Aug 24   Military Grief Camp Wraps Up at Lambeau Field
  News Article : NBC26
By: Raquel Lamal

Aug 19   Re-Starting the Adventure of Life After Tragedy: TAPS Retreat in Scenic Utah Sept. 4-6 Helps Brothers and Sisters of Fallen Troops Heal
  Press Release | Experiencing the death of a brother or sister who served in the Armed Forces changes life forever for the siblings left behind. But they can find new purpose and meaning in life after tragedy. The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is holding an adventure-style retreat for surviving siblings on September 4-6 in Moab, Utah. The 12 attendees (6 men and 6 women) will go whitewater rafting (class 4 rapids) on Thursday, September 4. Canyoneering with repelling of up to 300 feet will be the challenge for Friday, September 5. Rock climbing activities will dominate the schedule on Saturday, September 6.

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Aug 19   Life After Military Loss: Families of Fallen Troops Help Each Other, Find New Strength at TAPS Wisconsin Seminar
  Press Release | Coping with the death of a spouse, parent, child, or sibling who died while serving in the Armed Forces can be difficult. But the survivors of our fallen military don’t have to walk alone – there’s help and support available through TAPS. On August 22-24, TAPS will hold a regional grief seminar for adults and a Good Grief Camp for children in Green Bay. Approximately 75-100 people are expected to participate.

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Aug 19   Sept. 11 Memorial 5Ks in Arlington Next Month
  News Article : Arlington Now

Aug 18   TAPS Montana Men's Retreat Connects & Helps Grieving Dads, Brothers and Others
  Press Release | Fly fishing, cookouts and a trail ride will connect men grieving the death of a loved one who served in the military, while at the retreat being held August 21-23, organized by TAPS. Grief over the death of a loved one can be very isolating for men

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September 10

 West Virginia Widows Retreat
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TAPS Event | TAPS Retreats are 3-4 day adventures in locations across the nation. TAPS Retreats are designed to create a strong sense of community and peer support among survivors by providing challenging group activities as well as multiple opportunities for conversation. Past retreat activities have included sky diving, zip lining, surfing, downhill skiing, horseback riding, and running a marathon!

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September 14

 Camp Pendleton Family Reunion
 2013 Camp Pendleton Balloons

TAPS Event | Join us Sunday, September 14, 2014 for the first ever TAPS Family Reunion - a day of hope, healing, and fun in the sun at Camp Pendleton's Del Mar Beach! Whether you're in the mood to play beach volleyball, sit quietly contemplating the waves, or anything in between, you will find or rediscover a new kind of belonging at our TAPS Family Reunion.

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September 18

 Seventh Annual TAPS Golf Outing Sponsored by EOIR Technologies
 Golf Tournament - EOIR Logo

TAPS Event | EOIR Technologies is hosting its seventh annual charity golf tournament benefiting TAPS, to be held on Thursday, September 18th, 2014, at the Ruggles Golf Course in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. This event will raise thousands of dollars in much needed assistance for families of fallen servicemen and women.

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September 19

 TAPS Colorado Good Grief Camp Out
 USO GGC Camp Out Trusting

TAPS Event | TAPS Good Grief Campouts for children and teens provides a safe and supportive atmosphere to conduct activities and opportunities to learn coping skills, establish and identify support systems and create awareness that they are not alone in the grief of their loved one.

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September 1

 Feelings In the Spaces of My Heart For Which There Are No Words


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Sand picture

TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse Linda Ambard shares about the life she once knew and her longing to belong in the world. She writes, "In the spaces between the holes in my heart, there is a longing to find a place-my place.  While I stand on shifting sands, I search for solid footing… There are no words, but there is a quiet prayer, a silent longing, and an unspoken hope for something more-a place where I belong."

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August 25

 Marriage and Death - A Semper Fi Story


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Picture of Tommy and Joe

TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving father Bob Bagosy shares about the marriage of his younger son David and how the family ensured Tommy would be a part of the special day. Bob also writes about his father and his service to our country and the honorable tribute he was given by fellow Marines at his funeral. 

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August 18

 Three Years After Phil was Killed


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse Linda Ambard speaks about some of the challenges she's faced when others have expressed their thoughts and conveyed expectations to her. She further discusses her future and the hope she has now. She writes, "I honor Phil and the love we shared even as I take small faltering steps forward.  I have begun to believe in myself and in my future without my Phil but that progress in no way means that I am 'over it'." 

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