April is the Month of the Military Child!
On April 15th, 2016 forget worrying about taxes. Instead, celebrate the courage, strength and resilience of these young people.
“Purple Up” is a way to show support for all military children as the color is not used in any branch of the armed services. Purple is a combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red and Navy blue; blended to create a wave of purple flowing across the nation. It shows all military children, and their families, how much we admire and truly care for each and every one.
The official flower of the Military Child is the Dandelion, as it puts down roots almost anywhere and is almost impossible to destroy. It’s an unpretentious plant, yet beautiful and strong. It’s a survivor in a broad range of climates. Military children bloom everywhere as the wind carries the family. They are hardy and upright. Their roots are strong, cultivated deeply in the culture of the military. They are ready to fly in the breezes that take them to new adventures, new lands, and new friendships.
Experts say that military children are well-rounded, culturally aware, tolerant, and extremely resilient. Military children have learned from an early age that home is where the heart is, that a good friend can be found in every corner and culture of the world, and that education doesn’t only come from school. They ideally live history! They learn that to survive means to adapt, that the door closes with one chapter of their lives and opens up to a new and exciting adventure full of new experiences.
Celebrate with the Nation on April 15th, by wearing purple and help us create a bigger, bolder more wondrous wave of appreciation for the military child and their families!
Learn more by viewing the video below!