A Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient helps military family members grieve the loss of a loved one

Bonnie Carroll is a 2015 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  She’s a former White House West Wing staffer and Air Force Reserve Major whose life was forever changed when her husband, Brigadier General Tom Carroll, was killed in an Army C-12 plane crash in November 1992.  As Bonnie searched for support, she realized there was no organization dedicated to providing help to military families grieving the death of a loved one.  In 1994, she founded TAPS – Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors – a national support program that has offered hope and healing to 70,000 military family members, casualty officers, and caregivers.  Bonnie joins us to talk about the experience of losing her husband, her vision for TAPS, and some of the people they’ve been able to serve. 


We grieve because we love, and love endures forever.

The origin of TAPS and what they do.  (24/7 Hotline: 800-959-8277)

Here are some things you can do this holiday season and beyond for those who have suffered a loss.  (TAPS Website Volunteer Page and Wreaths Across America)


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For more information:  TAPS Website;  24/7 Hotline: 800-959-8277Wreaths Across America 


Opening music by Chris Tomlin, Your Grace Is Enough