This Memorial Day weekend, approximately 500 children of fallen soldiers gathered for Playfield in the Park, an event hosted by Yellow Ribbons United in coordination with TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors).
Yellow Ribbons United founders Emma and Derrick Dockery created the Playfield in the Park event after Emma lost her brother in 2012 while serving in the Army in Afghanistan.
The event gives children the opportunity to spend an afternoon with a mentor, as well as other children who have experienced similar losses, to let them know how grateful we are for their sacrifice.
“These kids deserve so much,” said Emma Dockery, with Yellow Ribbons United. “They have given so much for the sacrifice and freedom that we all hold so dear.”
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