There are intense emotional and psychological repercussions of war. We need to do a better job of instilling hope in these returning men and women, by providing them with the mental health treatment they desperately need, and the love and support of a community.
Today I had the opportunity to witness what is quickly becoming one of my favorite events of the year – the TAPS Good Grief Camp and Survivor Seminar. It is a testament to the true meaning of Memorial Day weekend.
This coming weekend is the Marine Corps Marathon, 10k and Kids Fun Run. I am proud to say that Telos has fielded a TAPS Run & Remember Team for both the Army 10 Miler and the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. This will be the third year that Telos employees are given the privilege to run in honor of a fallen hero, and to reach out to the surviving family members for support while they train for the race.
Earlier today I had the privilege to spend a few hours at the TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) Good Grief Camp and Survivor Seminar in Arlington, where thousands of surviving children, parents, husbands, wives, and fiancés gathered to remember and heal from the tragic loss of their fallen heroes. What a great kick off to the Memorial Day weekend.
Over the years, Telos has formed a wonderful relationship with Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). We believe strongly in their mission to bring comfort and support to those loved by our fallen heroes.