On AC360° this Memorial Day, we'll take you inside a remarkable camp for the families of fallen heroes. Some 500 military children and teens, many who lost a parent in Iraq or Afghanistan, gathered this weekend for the 18th annual “Good Grief Camp” in Arlington, Virginia. Another 1,200 adults took part in the National Military Survivor Seminar. Both gatherings are put together by the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, also known as TAPS. On the group’s website they call it “an amazing weekend of tears, laughter, hugs and hope.”
More than 6,350 U.S. troops have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. Each brave military member leaves behind family. There are mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who live everyday with the pain of grief. Each one has a story that deserves to be told. Tonight at 8 p.m & 10 p.m. ET, we'll share the stories of those perhaps most affected, the children.
Anderson Cooper goes beyond the headlines to tell stories from many points of view, so you can make up your own mind about the news. Tune in weeknights at 8 and 10 ET on CNN.
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