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Families of the Fallen

His Tomorrows for Their Today

Jane Horton | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Jane Horton

Yesterday as I walked through the freshly cut green grass and weaved my way through the rows of graves at Arlington National Cemetery to pay respects to my valiant warrior, I couldn't quite figure out why I was more emotional than normal.

The Impact of Active Duty Deaths on Survivors

Jane Horton | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact
Jane Horton

It is important to know that even though it is easy to paint all grieving families of deceased military members with the same brush, we are very different and have very different experiences.

Those Who Bear the Cost

Jane Horton | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Jane Horton

Our nation cannot continually Band-Aid our wounds by declaring us a national treasure and priority, yet pass us by while our legitimate needs are overlooked. We are the ones who have paid the highest price. We need America to help us heal.

The Meaning of Memorial Day: A Military Widow Reflects on Life, Loss and Moving Forward

Bonnie Carroll | Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact
Bonnie Carroll

For so many people, Memorial Day is about the start of summer, family cookouts and trips to the beach. And while all those things celebrate the freedoms we all enjoy as Americans, for the families of our fallen troops Memorial Day is deeply personal.

Suicide in the Armed Forces: Helping Grieving Military Families Pick Up the Pieces

Bonnie Carroll | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Bonnie Carroll

When talking about suicide prevention this month, do not forget these families or allow discomfort to make you miss their stories and message. TAPS is about honoring the life that was lived, and the service that was rendered.

Supporting Grieving Military Children: What We All Need to Know

Bonnie Carroll | Posted 01.15.2013 | Impact
Bonnie Carroll

November 15 is National Children's Grief Awareness Day. At the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, we take today to recognize the special challenges that military children face after losing a parent, and the strengths they carry that can help them cope with loss too.