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June 16, 2020

Harris Faulkner of 'Fox News' Celebrates Her Dad Bobby's 83rd Birthday

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Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner greets her dad on his 83rd birthday, calling him her "hero." 

Harris Faulkner of Fox News made sure to celebrate one of the most special men in her life by sharing a touching tribute to him on social media. During her dad's birthday, she thanked him for his love and example. 

"Happy Birthday to my hero, my Dad, Ret. Lt Col Bobby Harris! 83 years young today on this fabulous June 14th. Thanks Dad for your love and example."

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HER DAD'S ARMY EXPERIENCES

Faulkner's dad was a war veteran, and she proudly shared his difficult yet inspiring stories during the Vietnam War. According to the anchor, her dad had a brush with death several times. At one point, he was caught under heavy fire while trying to escape on a plane. 

In light of recent events, the Fox News anchor revealed that it is important to speak to children about issues on racial injustice and police brutality.

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While she explains similar encounters in her book "9 Rules of Engagement," she shared an important lesson with readers about how those in the military think: "It's rare for anyone to just wing it and be successful, even when it looks like they are."

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HER BIRACIAL CHILDREN

Despite her busy schedule, Faulkner is also a mother to two beautiful girls, Bella and Danika. Recently, she opened up about raising interracial kids, especially given the diversity of beliefs and cultures that she and her partner have. 

"It's beautiful for any parent to get the opportunity to have those loved ones in our lives. I'm with someone who is religiously Jewish and racially different from me."

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CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE

In light of recent events, the Fox News anchor revealed that it is important to speak to children about issues on racial injustice and police brutality so that they are informed of the matter that affects their community. After all, such issues also affect them. 

For Faulkner, uncomfortable yet important discussions about race are nothing new to her two daughters. She's made sure to speak to them about it and answer all their questions regarding the matter as well. 

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