Military and elected officials and free pizza, soft drinks and cake will be at the month’s kick-off celebration at the Cheyenne Historic Train Depot 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, said Brittany Johnson, University of Wyoming Extension 4-H Military educator. Other events include Purple Up Day April 15; wearing purple shows support for military children.
Other events are planned across the state in April, she said. The Department of Defense and the Extension Service have had a partnership for more than 25 years to support military personnel and their communities in which they live.
“Military children look the same to teachers, friends and the community after a parent deploys, but their lives have changed dramatically,” said Johnathan Despain, UW Extension State 4-H military liaison. “We want to help them connect with other youths in similar situations and to use the Department of Defense/Cooperative Extension and 4-H Military Partnership initiatives as a way to link with other youths in the community.”
Information about the military partnerships is at http://bit.ly/militarychildmonth. The site will also include events in Wyoming counties.
For more information, contact Despain at 307-766-5170 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Johnson at 307-633-4383 or email@example.com.