April is Month of the Military Child, and tomorrow, April 21, is “Purple Up! For Military Kids” Day!
Purple Up! For Military Kids is a day set aside for everyone around the nation to show their support for military connected students. The Virginia Department of Education encourages school communities across the state, including teachers, principals, students, parents, bus drivers, etc., to wear purple on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, to show support for our military students and appreciation for their strength and sacrifices.
Purple represents the blending of the colors of the five branches of our armed forces. Here in Virginia, we are proud to be home to Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, National Guard and Reserve families.