Mix Army, Coast Guard, Air Force, Marine and Navy personnel in a room and you’ll see purple.
That color – from Army green, Marine red, and Coast Guard, Air Force and Navy blue – celebrates Purple Up Day April 15 and recognizes children of military parents.
The event is part of Month of the Military Child, said Brittany Johnson, University of Wyoming Extension 4-H military educator based in Laramie County.
“The nationwide effort recognizes and honors the sacrifices military children make in supporting their loved ones who serve,” she said. “It is an opportunity for the public to acknowledge and applaud military youths for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome.”
Gov. Matt Mead signed the proclamation last week in Cheyenne declaring April the Month of the Military Child, Johnson said.
She said more information about Month of the Military Child and the extension-military partnership is at http://4-hmilitarypartnerships.org.
To find out about events in your community, contact a local county extension office, a list available at www.uwyo.edu/uwe, or contact WYNG Child and Youth Services at 307-772-5211.