If you have a military family, you probably know that April is designated as the Month of the Military Child. How did you celebrate your military child this month?

Month of the Military Child Background

April gives us the opportunity to recognize and honor the service of military children. In 1986, then Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger designated April as the Month of the Military Child. Every April reminds us of the significant role military children play in our communities and gives us the opportunity to celebrate them nationwide.

Purple Up!

In 2011, Operation Military Kids created the “Purple Up! for Military Kids” initiative that is now celebrated nationwide. People are encouraged to wear purple on April 15th every year to honor and recognize military children.

Why Was the Color Purple Chosen?

Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military. Purple is the combination of Army Green, Marine Red, and Air Force, Coast Guard, and Navy Blue.

How to Support Your Military Child

To get started, some great resources for military children information can be found on Military OneSource (DoD Funded) and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Improve Their Move

One area your military child may need support with is moving. On average, military children move six to nine times during their school careers. For most military children, they have dealt with more changes in their short lives than others deal with over several decades, including being the “new kid” over and over.

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