May 28, 2012
Randi Meinert, center, grieves with family members over her brother's grave at the National Cemetery on Memorial Day in Arlington. Her brother, Marine Maj. Sam Griffith, was killed in combat in Afghanistan in December 2011. She came to Arlington to participate with about 1,200 adults, most of whom are grieving siblings, parents and spouses, to attend the TAPS National Military Survival Seminar held concurrently with a Good Grief Camp for military children in Arlington. Five hundred military children and teens, many of whom had a parent who was killed in the Afghan and Iraq wars, attended the annual four-day Good Grief Camp in Arlington and Washington, D.C., which is run by TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors).