Dempsey Addresses 2012 TAPS Honor Guard Gala

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Deanie, talk with members of the media during the reception of the 2012 TAPS Honor Guard Gala in Washington, D.C., April 17, 2012. The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors provides resources for anyone who has suffered the loss of a military loved one.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Founder of the TAPS organization Bonnie Carroll talks with the Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during the reception of the 2012 TAPS Honor Guard Gala in Washington, D.C., April 17, 2012. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, provides the keynote address during the 2012 TAPS Honor Guard Gala in Washington, D.C., April 17, 2012. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, leads three children of a fallen soldier in a verse of the "Unicorn Song" during the 2012 TAPS Honor Guard Gala in Washington, D.C., April 17, 2012. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, receives a hug from a surviving daughter of a fallen solider before he provides the keynote address for the 2012 TAPS Honor Guard Gala in Washington, D.C., April 17, 2012. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, provides the keynote address for the 2012 TAPS Honor Guard Gala in Washington D.C., April 17, 2012. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Audience members and participants of the the 2012 TAPS Honor Guard Gala raise American flags at the conclusion of the event in Washington, D.C., April 17, 2012.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen