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Honoring Fallen U.S. Servicemembers

If tragedy strikes, no amount of advance information will ever fully prepare a spouse or loved one for the dreaded news. In an effort to provide insight into the process, you'll find material about notifications, SGLI, the Patriot Riders and memorials honoring fallen U.S. Servicemembers.

What is TAPS? – Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) provides numerous grief support programs and services for military survivors.

Free Grief Counseling and Support Services for Military Survivors
A list of organizations that offer military survivors free grief counseling and support services.

Helping Kids Cope with Grief
Numerous videos, articles and books designed to help children through the grieving process after the death of a loved one.

Common Reactions You May Experience When a Loved One Dies
List of common reactions you may have when your loved one dies, including mood swings, loss of appetite, short attention span and more.

Seven Ways to Help You Cope with the Death of a Loved One
Ideas and suggestions to help you cope with the death of a loved one, including ways that you can honor and commemorate their memory.

Simple Ways to Observe Memorial Day and Honor America's Fallen Servicemembers
We must never forget the real meaning of Memorial Day. Here are a few simple ways to help you observe this sacred holiday that's meant to remember and and honor America's fallen servicemembers.

Blogs and Survivor Stories From Military Widows
Through blogs and survivor stories, military widows chronicle their journey of heartbreak, pain and healing.

Suicide Bereavement Support Groups
Listing of bereavement and grief support groups for surviving military spouses and parents of a child who has died by suicide.

Music Videos that Honor and Pay Tribute to U.S. Servicemembers Killed in Action
A collection of music videos by Trace Adkins, Tim McGraw, Radney Foster, Danny Gokey and Billy Ray Cyrus that honor and pay tribute to U.S. Servicemembers killed in action.

Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance
Helpful material pertaining to the SGLI. Includes resources and information on survivors' benefits for spouses, dependent children and dependent parents.

Scholarships for Dependents of Fallen U.S. Servicemembers
A list of scholarships and grants available to spouses and children of fallen U.S. servicemembers.

Support Organizations for Military Widows
Non-profit organizations that provide, friendship, support, information and resources to military widows.

What Does the Gold Star Represent?
Learn about the gold star that's affixed to service banners.

Who Are the Gold Star Mothers?
Details and information about this group of mothers who've paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Who Are the Gold Star Wives?
Information about the Gold Star Wives of America.

Grief Quotes
Need a little dose of inspiration and encouragement? These quotes about grief were compiled to help you through your pain and sorrow.

Keepsake Boxes for Military Survivors
Beautiful assortment of patriotic keepsake boxes specifically designed for military survivors.

Look into Veterans’ Benefits

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