Dove Men+Care & Operation Homefront For 300 Families

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I’ve been witness to several military homecomings over the years. The emotion that is brought between husband, wife and children, when they reconnect after being away from each other for months is so strong it can bring anyone to tears. You can feel the pain in your heart when seeing their facial expressions.

Many of these military families have missed special memories and events while they were away. The birth of their child, baby’s first milestones, holidays, birthdays, so many memories that they will never be able to get back.

As a mother of two children, I can’t imagine having to be away from them for more than just a days time at school. Some days, it’s hard to even watch them walk onto the school bus. I’m so thankful for those who serve our country and make that sacrifice.

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Dove Men+Care has partnered with Operation Homefront with the goal of bringing home 300 military service members to their families. 

Watch this video of John meeting his newborn son after being away from his family for seven months. It’s so special that Dove can help make moments like this happen.

My family purchases Dove products and it makes me happy to know that a little bit is being given back to a good cause. To help the Operation Homefront program, Dove is giving a portion of each Dove Men+Care purchase to help care for our troops.

There will be 299 other stories like Johns, I can’t wait to hear about the other dads.

 

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70 thoughts on “Dove Men+Care & Operation Homefront For 300 Families

  • September 13, 2013 at 10:52 pm
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    I was touched by the sacrifices these families had to make. Reply
  • September 13, 2013 at 1:51 pm
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    I just had a baby five months ago, I can't imagine how difficult it would have been to go through pregnancy and childbirth without my husband there! Reply
  • September 13, 2013 at 1:50 pm
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    I just had a baby five months ago, I can't imagine how sad it would have been to go through pregnancy and childbirth without my husband there! Reply
  • September 13, 2013 at 11:32 am
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    It's nice that Dove has a line for men, but I wonder how many men would really use a face lotion. Reply
  • September 13, 2013 at 11:25 am
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    I love how we are FINALLY taking care of our service men and women Reply
  • September 13, 2013 at 9:35 am
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    This video was so sad and yet endearing. Especially when John wasn't able to be home for their baby's birth. Reply
  • September 13, 2013 at 8:41 am
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    Those kind of videos always make me cry every time I see them on the news I cry, my son went to Iraq and I still remember the day he came home from Iraq and I met him at the airport Reply
  • September 11, 2013 at 8:39 pm
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    I think they are hero's the men and women sacrifice so much so we can have our Freedom. I thank all the families and I lift my own hero, my boy 3x tour to Iraq & still going on strong for all of us. xox Reply
  • September 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm
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    Sadness, appreciation, prayers. It's hard to put into words right now. Reply
  • September 10, 2013 at 12:17 am
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    The sacrifice their time being away from their loved ones so that we can sit comfortably at home with ours. Reply
  • September 10, 2013 at 12:11 am
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    Several members of my family have served, it is difficult when families are separated. Reply
  • September 9, 2013 at 4:09 pm
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    This is very sad for a parent to be away from their child and family (including his wife) and I understand the hurt she feels when he is away. This really made me sad and will be praying for them and families alike Reply
  • September 8, 2013 at 8:23 pm
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    it resonated with me because it reminded me that it’s not just the soldier that is sacrificing for me and other american citizens, but his family is sacrificing too. Reply
  • September 6, 2013 at 3:29 am
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    This was so sad and touching. I wish I had some tissues while watching it. I wish all our men and women could be home. Thanks for the giveaway! =) Reply
  • September 5, 2013 at 10:43 pm
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    I love this video clip. Being married into military I know how it is to be gone from my husband for long periods of time Reply
  • September 5, 2013 at 10:14 pm
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    it was very sad - brought tears to my eyes Reply
  • September 5, 2013 at 2:34 pm
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    My friend is in Afghanistan until January. Hard to watch. Reply
  • September 4, 2013 at 9:14 pm
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    This video was so sad - especially when John couldn't be at home for their 2nd baby's birth. Thank you. Reply
  • September 4, 2013 at 7:07 pm
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    very heartwarming Reply
  • September 4, 2013 at 1:53 pm
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    the video mad me sad, I'm sorry that these soldiers have to be away from their families Reply
  • September 4, 2013 at 11:36 am
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    Made me remember when my husband was deployed 2 year ago! Yay Dove for supporting our troops! Reply
  • September 3, 2013 at 8:19 pm
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    It was a very touching story- made me cry. I applaud Dove for trying to help our soldiers. Reply
  • September 3, 2013 at 5:32 pm
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    It's bittersweet really. ... sad but amazing at the same tim. My heart and prayers go all of them. Reply
  • September 3, 2013 at 2:07 pm
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    I know how difficult distance can be. It's touching. Reply
  • September 3, 2013 at 11:10 am
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    Those homecomings always make me feel weepy. I think it's great that Dove is trying to lend a hand. Reply
  • September 3, 2013 at 10:51 am
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    It's heartwarming... one of those things that brings smiles & tears at the same time. Reply
  • September 3, 2013 at 12:57 am
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    I was sad and happy at the same time but Im always a big crybaby! Reply
  • September 2, 2013 at 3:03 pm
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    The video reminds me of when my nephew saw his dad after returning from Iraq so sweet! Reply
  • September 1, 2013 at 2:52 am
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    These types of stories always hit home for me. My husband was in the army and was recently retired out, so we have our own personal stories, but also know many from the friends we met on our journey. I always love hearing about companies giving back to the troops! :) Reply
  • September 1, 2013 at 12:36 am
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    It was so beautiful!! It reminded me of when my husband would come home from a trip when he was in the AF. Fortunately, he didn't miss any births - but he did miss our youngest son's 1st birthday. Reply
  • August 31, 2013 at 11:50 pm
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    It made me appreciate that they've sacrificed time with their own families. Reply
  • August 31, 2013 at 11:16 pm
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    Seeing the raw, real emotions was surreal. Reply
  • August 30, 2013 at 5:12 pm
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    its amazing for what they do and i really appreciate them Reply
  • August 30, 2013 at 10:29 am
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    So touching. I sincerely appreciate the sacrifices our Military makes. Reply
  • August 30, 2013 at 9:09 am
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    With family members in the military, this really touched me! Reply
  • August 30, 2013 at 8:16 am
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    I think about all of the sacrifices they make that most of us take for granted. Reply
  • August 30, 2013 at 7:55 am
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    It's hard for me to be far away from my family so I can imagine it's harder for them! So happy they got to be reunited! Reply
  • August 30, 2013 at 3:42 am
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    This video made me cry! I feel so blessed to have been invited to share in this homecoming. Reply
  • August 29, 2013 at 11:36 pm
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    It made me cry and think of all the military men and women who dont see their families for along time. Because of them we have our freedom. I feel sad for they families. Reply
  • August 29, 2013 at 8:10 pm
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    it makes e feel like dont take life for granted and how much sacrifice soldiers go through. Reply
  • August 29, 2013 at 7:58 pm
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    I brought tears to my eyes when I watched him meet his son for the first time! I loved how they surprised her! Reply
  • August 29, 2013 at 6:54 pm
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    Operation homefront is a wonderful program. We are retired military and totally understand the hardships that the families face. Reply
  • August 29, 2013 at 5:59 pm
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    I am thankful that my husband hasn't had to miss any milestones of our baby growing up but I am thankful for the military men & woman who do sacrifice for our freedom. Reply
  • August 29, 2013 at 5:55 pm
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    I can relate because I've had friends with family overseas and I can understand how hard it is Reply
  • August 29, 2013 at 5:51 pm
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    It made me think about all the sacrifices people in the military make. Reply
  • August 29, 2013 at 5:11 pm
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    My hubby was a Vietnam vet, wish he could have had a homecoming like these guys had. Reply
  • August 29, 2013 at 4:31 pm
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    My father was in Vietnam and I wish they had this for him and my mother then. Reply
  • August 29, 2013 at 2:02 pm
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    My husband was in the military and I have lots of military family friends... they go through this often and it baffles me. It's just so hard! Reply
  • August 29, 2013 at 12:39 pm
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    I greatness that 300 military are brought together with their families. Something like that would have been great when my hubby was in Vietnam. Reply
  • August 29, 2013 at 12:10 pm
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    i work with a lot of military men & women and see their struggles firsthand. this is a nice campaign to remind people of their sacrifices Reply
  • August 29, 2013 at 12:01 pm
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    My brother-in-law serves in the navy. It reminds me of him and my sister. Reply
  • August 29, 2013 at 11:33 am
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    Seeing this video really made me realize the sacrifices our military all make to protect and serve our country. What an emotional video! Reply
  • August 29, 2013 at 11:01 am
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    I never knew entering a giveaway would be so emotional for me but for me it hits home because I have a son who is deployed right now! I miss him so much and I have 9 months to go before I get to see him again! Reply
  • August 29, 2013 at 10:59 am
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    I have several family members who were in the military. It was always hard for them to be so far away. Reply
  • August 29, 2013 at 10:28 am
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    It was really powerful when she got so emotional. Reply
  • August 29, 2013 at 10:25 am
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    Both of my brothers are and were military, and it was really hard to be away from the little ones and family. Reply
  • August 29, 2013 at 10:21 am
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    The videos created a lot of feelings for me because my Husband was military when our oldest son was born. Reply
  • August 29, 2013 at 10:13 am
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    My son was serving in Iraq when his firstborn baby girls were born (twins). It was so difficult for him and for us not having him home. These men, women and their families sacrifice so much for our freedom Reply
  • August 29, 2013 at 10:11 am
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    It made me cry. I never thought too much about how it's really like to not even see your baby born or watch them grow. They grow so fast at that age. The mom;s doing this on their own. Reply
  • August 28, 2013 at 9:48 pm
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    I have friends whose husbands are over seas and one came home a few weeks ago to meet his baby girl for the 1st time. So sweet! Reply
  • August 28, 2013 at 8:32 pm
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    For all men and women who serve the country. I can’t thank them and their family enough for their sacrifice. Reply
  • August 28, 2013 at 5:28 pm
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    I realized that I need to be even more thankful for the service people who sacrifice so much to serve our country. Reply
  • August 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm
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    It reminds me of how much military people sacrifice to defend this country Reply
  • August 28, 2013 at 3:36 pm
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    military families sacrifice the most, and our troops miss out on so much family life. Reply
  • August 28, 2013 at 3:07 pm
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    my dad was in the marines for 30 years and he was gone for long periods of time often missing special occasions, it was tough but we are a stronger family for it, the video captured that. Reply
  • August 28, 2013 at 3:06 pm
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    The sacrifice at home and abroad so that I can live free. Not only do families sacrifice their connection but also risk their lives. Such a young man he is, willing to give his all. Thankful he met his son Reply

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