Three Hundred Military Families Reunite this Father’s Day

You may not know this about me, but I was once a military spouse. My son’s father was in the Navy, and I was a very young bride. Sidney’s Dad was a submariner and went out to sea on a 3 month rotation, leaving my son and I alone six months out of the year. What I remember more than the separation though are the times when we reunited. My son’s face lit up with joy each time his Daddy came home. The reunion was always so magical for us, and filled with tears of joy. While I am no longer married to Sid’s father, I am still very proud of his service to our country and the time we spent together as a military family. On the topic of reuniting military families, I want to share the Dove Men+Care Mission Care campaign with you. Although I was asked to participate in this compensated campaign, it’s one that I truly believe in and has quickly become very near and dear to my heart.

Dove Men+Care Mission Care Campaign

I took quite an emotional stroll down memory lane while writing this and pulled out some old photo albums. I love this picture taken of my son approximately 24 years ago, wearing his Daddy’s sailor hat.

Dove Men+Care Mission Care

Dove Men+Care is partnering with the non-profit organization Operation Homefront to bring home 300 servicemembers (dads and moms) this Father’s Day to spend quality time with their families. As difficult as it was for me to be separated from my husband, especially on holidays, I know it was even more difficult for him. So, I am very moved by the “Mission: Care” campaign and know that you will be also after watching this video. Be sure to have a box of tissues handy. I cannot watch this without tearing up.

To remind all families to make every moment together count, especially on Father’s Day, Dove Men+Care captured this surprise reunion for one military dad and his family. The heartfelt film features the serviceman, named John, his wife and children, after being apart for almost one year. This family’s experience represents one story of hundreds that will take place across the country in time for the holiday weekend, thanks to the “Mission: Care” campaign.

How can you help reunite more families? We can all help bring troops home by purchasing any Dove Men+Care products including deodorants, face and body washes, and hair care products that are perfect for any care package to Dad. You can also leave a message for those deployed to show your appreciation for their service on the Mission: Care page.

Connect with both Dove Men+Care and Operation Homefront on Facebook.

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Compensation for this post was provided by Dove Men+Care via MSB New Media.  All opinions expressed in this piece are my own.

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Comments

  1. this is such a great promotion thanks for sharing

  2. Moments of reunion always bring me to tears. Doggone you!!!! But this is such a nice thing for Dove to work on.

  3. What a great cause! Precious photo of your son in his dad’s hat. :)

  4. Oh, that is so cute :)

  5. Awe, what a great promotion.
    PS – that baby picture is ADORABLE!

  6. That picture is adorable! I love looking back through old pictures!

  7. What a great project!!

  8. Ohh what a wonderful thing Dove is doing.. thanks for sharing this project… LOVE it

  9. I love this campaign! And thank you for sharing your story with us <3

  10. Awww this is so awesome. I definitely know about long awaited reunions with my military man!

  11. I’m so thankful for all the men and women who keep us safe, and for their families who share them with us for that purpose.

  12. Wow this is so wonderful! So glad to see Dove involved in such a thoughtful and awesome mission! So happy for the families who will be reunited, I can only imagine what you went through during those times!

  13. What a great cause and what a cute picture.

  14. I love the Dove campaigns. With their real beauty for women and now this? They are awesome. I know that 300 families will be so happy. I was a Navy wife the first year I was married. My husband is now out of the service but I do remember those reunions!

  15. Love this campaign! What a great way to give back.

  16. I love the picture! Hubby really loves Dove for men too!

  17. What a great cause!

  18. How amazing! *sniffle*

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