ABA Salutes Long-Time Friend Bonnie Carroll of TAPS on Presidential Medal of Freedom Award

ABA Salutes Long-Time Friend Bonnie Carroll of TAPS, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Founder and President on Presidential Medal of Freedom Award

(ABA) – For almost 25 years Bonnie Carroll, the President and Founder of the Washington DC non-profit, TAPS, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors has been there for our military veterans and their families. Bonnie founded TAPS out of her own experience and grief when her husband, Brigadier General Tom Carroll died in a plane crash in 1992. Now it’s been announced that Bonnie, along with 16 other distinguished Americans will be awarded next Tuesday the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama for their accomplishments and service to our nation.

ABA and several of its motorcoach company members have worked closely with Bonnie and her team at TAPS providing donated buses and drivers for numerous TAPS’ events where we honor our military members. ABA President Peter Pantuso and everyone at ABA salutes Bonnie Carroll and the great work her TEAM at TAPS has been doing for almost a quarter of a century and for being recognized with the nation's highest civilian honor for service to our country.

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The American Bus Association (ABA) is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.

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