T.A.P.S. is the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. It's a peer-based support organization for bereaved military families where families help each other work through their grief through a variety of organized programs.
Memorial Day weekend is when they hold their Annual National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp. It's basically like a family reunion for survivor families with tons of programming and support activities and opportunities for the families to laugh, cry, fellowship, and help each other work through the loss of loved ones.
Here are some of my favorite images from this year's seminar:
Bonnie Carroll, founder of TAPS. All the images you see here are the result of one woman's work.
Tessy Ojo, CEO of the Diana Award. Listen below to hear TAPS founder Bonnie Carroll speak about the partnership between TAPS and the Diana Award.
TAPS staff behind the scenes making sure the trains run on time.