The atlanta falcons honor our fallen heroes

During the weekend of November 16-18, the Atlanta Falcons hosted 64 T.A.P.S. families to thank them for the ultimate sacrifice of their fallen hero.

the mission of t.a.p.s.

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (T.A.P.S.) offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a loved one who died while serving in our Armed Forces, or as a result of his or her service. Since 1994, T.A.P.S. has provided comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones.

For more information on T.A.P.S., please visit the link below.

Head Coach Dan Quinn, who has a strong appreciation for those who serve our country, believes the military is one of the best examples of what being a part of a team means because of the connection that service members share with one another.

“The military does teamwork as well or better than anybody in the world and I’ve always admired that.” – Falcons Head Coach, Dan Quinn

Quinn and the Falcons are proud to have the opportunity to host families from T.A.P.S. as it is their way of honoring the fallen heroes of the families and a way to demonstrate their respect.

t.a.p.s. takes over flowery branch

The Falcons welcomed the families to their Flowery Branch Training Facility on FRIDAY EVENING. The families, who got the experience to stay at the facility all weekend-long, joined Head Coach Dan Quinn, AMB Group CEO Steve Cannon and Falcons representatives for dinner that night.

“This is our Salute to Service game and our T.A.P.S. weekend, so we’re really fired up because we get a chance to honor the heroes and also the heroes of the families – the fathers and sons, brothers and sisters and wives that have passed. It’s a real honor to have their initials on our helmets and to have the connection with the families and then to have them at the game." - Quinn

Quinn's Corps was established in 2005 by Dan and Stacey Quinn. This charitable foundation serves members of the military both at home and abroad, as well as their families.

The next morning, the families were invited to the Falcons WALK-THROUGH. Following practice, each family met the player that would be wearing their fallen loved ones’ initials during Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.

salute to those who serve

falcons guard, ben garland, was recently nominated as the falcons salute to service award nominee for the 2018 season.

This weekend was special for one Falcon in particular. Ben Garland, who comes from a military background, attended the Air Force Academy and served two years of active duty in the Air Force prior to beginning his NFL career. Garland is extremely involved with military efforts, including veteran suicide prevention and continually finds time to give back to those who currently serve our country.

"My family has a long, proud history of service in the Armed Forces, so I was raised understanding what the families of loved ones go through. On top of that, I was able to serve myself. During my service, I met the most incredible people; brave, selfless, intelligent athletic hardworking men and women of character." - Ben Garland

atlanta falcons salute to service game presented by at&t

on sunday, the 64 t.a.p.s. families were honored during the falcons vs cowboys game. each family was paired with a volunteer suite holder to enjoy the game.

The atlanta falcons are committed to serving our military. this weekend was an example of just one of the many ways that the falcons show their dedication to not just the city of atlanta, but to our country.

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Alexandra Aiello


Atlanta Falcons

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