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Military Widows

Congressional Staff to War Widows: 'Have a Happy Memorial Day!'

Bob Geiger | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Bob Geiger

Memorial Day is a tough, serious holiday. Military families who have lost a loved one don't have a "happy", "fun" or even "nice" Memorial Day.

The Disgrace of War Widows Fighting for Benefits

Bob Geiger | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics
Bob Geiger

At issue is a parsing of government programs that essentially eliminates one survivor's benefit for another. To civilians, this is analogous to someone telling us that we can have a deceased spouse's retirement money or life insurance -- but not both.

Finding Life After Military Family Member's Death

Bonnie Carroll | Posted 06.17.2012 | Impact
Bonnie Carroll

It starts with a knock at the door. Two uniformed officers are standing outside, and they ask to come in. Before they speak, the family knows what wil...

Unifying A New Generation Of Military Widows

Taryn Davis | Posted 10.18.2011 | Impact
Taryn Davis

There are over 3,000 military widows from Iraq and Afghanistan, not including those who lost their heroes to non-combat reasons once returning home. We want to reach them all.

Mending Broken Hearts: Young Widows Find Support After Losing Husbands In War

Posted 07.30.2011 | Impact

When Taryn Davis lost her husband at the age of 21, she couldn't find a relatable support group. Because of her young age, she says her grief was ofte...