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If you have questions, from benefits, to burial, to resources; TAPS can assist you in finding answers. Our toll free number (1-800-959-8277) is a good starting point to share your questions. We can help you find the answers through our wonderful network of friends in the military and government. If you wish, we will be happy to make a call on your behalf. We are here to help you through this difficult time. Please call or email us at CaseWork@taps.org for any assistance you may need. 

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Memorial Day: A National Debt, A Personal Price  

Memorial Day: A National Debt, A Personal Price
By Emily Munoz, Strategy & Communications Senior Advisor

TAPS Magazine | Memorial Day was a first step toward national unity in a deeply divided country. With origins in the aftermath of the Civil War, it was designated for the purpose of “strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet church-yard in the land.” Following this proclamation, on May 30, 1868, Gen. James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there. The vibrant hues of spring flowers adorning gravesites served to remind a still-healing country that collective peace requires personal sacrifice.
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