April is designated as the Month of the Military Child; a time to honor the sacrifices made by military families worldwide, with an emphasis on the experience of the dependent children of military members serving at home and overseas. Month of the Military Child is sponsored by the Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy and supported by many other organizations such as the DoDEA.
Purple Up! For Military Kids Day
“Purple Up! For Military Kids” is a day for DoDEA Communities to wear purple to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Wearing purple is a visible way to show support and thank military youth for their strength and sacrifices. Purple indicates that all branches of the military are supported; Air Force blue, Army green, Navy blue, Marine red, and Coast Guard blue all thought to combine together as a single color, purple.
Way to Celebrate Purple Up! Day
- Wear Purple on Purple Up! Day
- Ask local, regional, state, and federal officials to wear purple on Purple Up! day
- Suggest companies and businesses ask their employees to wear purple
- Ask schools, teachers to recognize Purple Up! Day
- Recognize military children
Involve schools, sports teams, youth organizations, clubs, after school programs, fraternal organizations, social clubs, coworkers, members of your organizations
- Request local businesses, stores and restaurants post a Purple Up! message
- Share your activities and photos #purpleup