Scheduled later this month, Wreaths Across America Radio is hosting the fourth and final episode in its 2021 roundtable series focused on Veteran Healing through sharing stories of resilience, purpose, and success. This discussion will air on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, at 7 p.m. EST, and can be heard exclusively on Wreaths Across America Radio.
The RoundTable will focus on emotional support following a death in the military for veterans and their families, risk factors for complicated grief, and how to turn challenges into purpose. Guest panelists will be interviewed by Wreaths Across America’s Executive Director Karen Worcester and Director of Military and Veteran Outreach, former United States Army Captain Joe Regan.
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This is the final broadcast in this 2021 series. Look for an announcement for upcoming broadcasts and dates in 2022. All panel discussions are held exclusively on Wreaths Across America Radio.
The goal of the Wreaths Across America Radio roundtable series on Veteran Healing is to help reduce barriers for veterans by:
• Supporting generational bonds between service veterans through stories of service and success;
• Destigmatizing issues faced by veterans and asking for help;
• Combating inaccurate perceptions of veterans by discussing the diverse experiences, challenges, and success of service members, veterans, and their families; and
• Connecting veterans with valuable resources.
Guest panelists include Dr. Chantal Dooley, TAPS; and Cindy Tatum, Gold Star Mother
Dooley is the Director of Impact Assessment and Research for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). Recognized internationally for her work in evidence-based practices, Dr. Dooley’s experience as an innovator, creator, teacher, and survivor supports the TAPS mission to ensure all programs and services meet the needs of all those grieving the death of a military loved one. She came to TAPS as the surviving fiancé of Captain Alex Stanton, Special Agent, USAF.
Tatum became a Gold Star Mother on Dec. 24, 2007. She served on the National Executive Board of AGSM from 2013-2021, serving as the 2020-21 National President, and presently lives in Milan, TN with her family. Her son, a veteran of Iraq, Cpl. Daniel Lee Tatum, USMC, was killed in an automobile/train collision outside of Camp Pendleton in California.
Wreaths Across America Radio is a 24/7 Internet stream. Its unique format provides informational and inspiring content about members of the U.S. armed forces, their families, military veterans, and volunteers throughout the country and overseas who support the mission to Remember, Honor and Teach. Along with the inspiring content, Wreaths Across America Radio plays a variety of music with roots firmly planted in patriotism and a country music thread running through the core of the stream. Wreaths Across America Radio has a live morning show every weekday morning from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. eastern, along with a variety of special programs that support the mission.
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as thousands of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.
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