We've written before about the incredible work Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) does. Our latest experience with founder Bonnie Carroll and the crew was no exception. We flew to Nashville where we were privileged to participate in a flag build event with the families and artists that inspired the creation of the album "Love Lives On". Hearing these stories of love and heroism was deeply emotional for us. The TAPS organization and the TAPS families they support inspire us every day. Getting a chance to build wooden American flag memorials with each of them was an honor we will never forget. If you'd like to learn more about TAPS or donate to their worthy efforts click here.
(Getting setup before the flag build)
(Sharing memories of Joshua with his inspirational family)
(Signatures and messages of love for our heroes - "Press On Preston!")
The Making of the Album
The Mission of TAPS
"TAPS provides comfort, care and resources to all those grieving the death of a military loved one. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones.
TAPS provides a variety of programs to survivors nation and worldwide. Our National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp has been held annually in Washington, D.C., over Memorial Day weekend since 1994. TAPS also conducts regional survivor seminars for adults and youth programs at locations across the country, as well as retreats and expeditions around the world. Staff can get you connected to counseling in your communityand help navigate benefits and resources.
If you are grieving the loss of a fallen service member, or if you know someone who can use our support, the TAPS 24/7 National Military Survivor Helpline is always available toll-free with loving support and resources at 800-959-TAPS (8277)."