Father's Day: A Financial Tribute to Military Dads

As Father's Day approaches, dads across America will be honored by their families for the special roles they play in their families' lives.

But an overlooked group of fathers aren't showered with holiday cards, home-cooked meals or even the obligatory tie or bottle of cologne that so many dads receive as Father's Day gifts. In fact, these men won't get a chance to hug their families on Father's Day: They are fathers in the military; namely, the soldiers deployed overseas who are away on this special day.

Soldier holding baby
Soldier holding baby

Not only are these men making extraordinary personal sacrifices -- literally putting their lives on the line in the name of honor, duty and country -- they are making monumental financial sacrifices as well.


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