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Shapleigh To Celebrate Purple Up! For Military Kids April 10

posted Apr 8, 2019, 11:20 AM by Seth Cole
Shapleigh School will pay tribute to its dozens of students from military families on Wednesday, April 10 with "Purple Up!". Students and staff are encouraged to wear purple, as purple is a visible way to show support and thank military youth for their strength and sacrifices. Purple indicates that all branches of the military are supported; Air Force blue, Army green, Navy blue, Marine red, and Coast Guard blue combine together as a single color, purple.

April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. Sponsored by the Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy, the Month of the Military Child is a time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome.

The Month of the Military Child is part of the legacy left by former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger. He established the Defense Department commemoration in 1986.

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