April is Month of the Military Child (MOMC), recognizing and paying tribute to military families and their children for the daily sacrifices made, their commitment, courage, and unconditional support of our Armed Forces!
Military youth have unique challenges. Long and repeated separations from parent or having them miss important events like birthdays, holidays, and school events are common. They also endure frequent relocations, having to make new friends and getting familiar with new schools. Many military children take these changes in stride, but it is also hard – having to rebuild their world every time they move.
Purple Up! For Military Kids Day, April 16, 2021, allows us to show our support for military kids and appreciation for their strength and sacrifices by wearing purple. Purple symbolizes "joint" in the military world, meaning "all services." In the world of color, if you combine Army green, Air Force blue, Marine red, and Navy blue, you get purple. Texas is proud to be home to Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, National Guard and Reserve families and the second largest state in the US with military dependents ages 0-18. The goal of Purple Up! is for military youth to actually see the support in their communities and school. So help us recognize military children’s sacrifices as they serve our nation. Get your purple on! Let's Paint this State Purple!