She was living a fairy tale life, married to a handsome prince and with a career of her own. It all came to an end with the presentation of a folded flag and a new life began…life as a widow. She lost it all and then out of the ashes, built a national support program for military families grieving the death of a loved one. It is an amazing story of courage, tenacity and inspiration.
Bonnie Carroll is the President and Founder of (TAPS), the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, the national nonprofit Veterans Service Organization providing front line comfort and care for all those grieving the death of a loved one who died while serving in the armed forces. If you are military or know someone who is and has experienced the death of a loved one in military service, please contact TAPS at www.taps.org or check them out on Face Book or call 1-800-959-TAPS.