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.
Too often, Memorial Day and Veterans Day are spoken of interchangeably –simplified into two identical celebrations for our fallen heroes of war. But they are separate holidays for a reason, and it’s important to draw the distinction.
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.