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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Tip from the Field

Recently FLO received the following tip:

Hi FLO--

We are currently waiting for my husband to return from Afghanistan...about 50 more days and his year will be finished.  

I saw a friend whose husband is in the military with these "hug a hero" dolls that have a picture of her husband on them, and her twin girls each had one to carry around.  I am a mother of three young girls, and this is something that would priceless for the State Dept. to employ.  http://www.operationhugahero.org/tag/free-hug-a-hero-dolls/

There is also another military idea of making life-size posters of the service parent to put on the wall in the house...that would be a great thing as well.

Thanks for thinking of adding something like this for UT families.  The children really need reminders and something physical they can see and hold.

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