By: Kym Grinnage
This year we will commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, May 25. Although many Americans will have picnics, celebrations and barbeques to recognize the day, it is and always will be the day that is specifically set aside for all of us to recognize, honor and say thank you to all of the brave military men and women who have given their lives in service to our country.
Although war is inevitable, not all of us have served, but we all enjoy many of the freedoms we may sometimes take for granted. Every day, brave men and women willingly place themselves in harm's way because they love this country and what this country stands for.
There is an organization that is here to help those families who lose a loved one in service.
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, also known as TAPS, offers compassionate care to all those grieving the death of a loved one serving in our Armed Forces. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24 hours a day, seven days a week through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones.
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