May 28th, 2012
06:09 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Children of the Fallen Heroes

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.

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  1. steve virgin

    These kids show such dignity, such courage, such passion, but you can feel the pain and sadness in their hearts coming through as they tell their tales. My heart and soul reaches out to them and I just hope they stay strong and know they are really loved by their close family..

    May 28, 2012 at 9:11 pm |
  2. Lisa in Louisville

    Oh my God! This has to stop! It's a cowardly act to massacare innocent children.

    May 28, 2012 at 8:05 pm |