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Fort Hood Press Center
DATE: July 8, 2011 9:09:22 AM CDT

TAPS Good Grief balloon release

Released as a courtesy for Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

FORT HOOD, Texas – Coping with the death in wartime of a military spouse, parent, child, or sibling can be a lonesome and difficult journey. But the survivors of our fallen heroes don’t have to walk alone – there’s a community of peers offering comfort and support. The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) will hold a grief seminar for adults and a good grief camp for children at Fort Hood July 8-10, 2011.

WHO: Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

WHAT: Grief Seminar for Adults, Good Grief Camp for Children – offers peer-support and coping skills to help those dealing with the death of someone who served in the military

WHERE: Fort Hood, Texas (Comanche Chapel)

WHEN: Saturday, July 9, 2011, 3 p.m - 5 p.m.

Good Grief Camp Balloon release by children of our fallen military will be held at 3:00 p.m. for filming and photography, Memorial Balloon release by adult survivors will be held at 3:45 p.m.

WHY: Interviews will be available with adults who have lost loved ones serving in the military, and with Bonnie Carroll, the founder and chairperson of TAPS. TAPS provides a supportive environment where families can come together to share their stories, find strength in friendship, and help each other.


TAPS is the national organization providing compassionate care for the families of America’s fallen military heroes and has offered support to more than 30,000 surviving family members of our fallen military since 1994. TAPS provides peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, seminars, case work assistance, and a 24/7 resource and information helpline for all who have been affected by a death in the Armed Forces. Services are provided free of charge. For more information go to or call the toll-free crisis line at 800.959.TAPS.


Media desiring to cover the event should register at the Fort Hood Press Center by 5 p.m. July 8. For more information media may contact the III Corps Public Affairs office at (254) 287-0106/9993. A Public Affairs representative will meet the media at the Southside Parking Lot of Marvin Leath Visitors Center at 2:30 p.m. July 9 for an escort on post.

For more information contact:
Fort Hood Public Affairs Office
Media Relations
(254) 287-9993
fax: (254) 288-2750
Media Relations Office
Fort Hood, TX 76522
[email protected]