This Friday, April 15, Langford and others across the nation, will wear purple to show support for the military child. This day is the legacy of the former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger (www.myarmyonesource.com). The color purple was picked because it is "the color that represents all branches of the military. The 4-H went with purple because it is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military. “It is a combination of Army green, Marine red, and Coast Guard, Air Force and Navy blue,” according to the 4-H. “The goal of ‘Purple Up!’ is for military youth to actually see the support in their school, youth groups and the community.” (www.defense.gov)
To learn more about the Month of the Military Child, Purple Up! Campaign and other Military Family resources:
US Army MWR Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation
Get Your Purple On to Recognize Military Children: April 15 is Purple Up! day, a time for Americans to show support for military families. Department of Defense Education Activity schools will celebrate the event on April 20 because of spring recess.
Military Families Learning Network