Friday, April 11, 2014

Purple Up Day for Military Families - April 15, 2014!

Purple Up for Military Kids!

The University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System invites everyone across the state of Connecticut to wear purple on Tuesday, April 15th. Purple symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of Army green; Coast Guard red; and Marine, Navy and Air Force blue. Purple Up! acts as a visible way to show support and thank military youth for their strength and sacrifices.
We hope everyone will take this opportunity to celebrate these young heroes! Be creative….the goal is for military youth to actually see the support of their community! Need some ideas to get you started?
·         Ask your local, regional, state, and federal officials to wear purple on Tuesday, April 15th
·         Invite news and media outlets to write a story about Purple Up! For Military Kids
·         Request local businesses to post a Purple Up! message on their roadside signs
·         Ask stores and restaurants to put a Purple Up! flyer in their business window    
·         Invite coworkers, as well as members of your spiritual community, exercise class, or golf league to join you in showing support for the military youth in your town by wearing purple on Tuesday, April 15th.

Remember to post your photos on the CT Operation: Military Kids and the NLC 4-H Facebook pages, or the Connecticut National Guard Instagram page (@ctng_cyp, #ctngpurpleup)
where military youth and families from across the state will be able see them!

UConn Cooperative Extension, Operation: Military Kids & 4-H Military Club Programs
New London County Extension Center, 562 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT 06360

For more information, contact: Lisa Marcinkowski
PHONE 860-885-6106 FAX 860-886-1164 EMAIL The University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity employer and program provider.

Check out Connecticut's page on the Operation:  Military Kids website.
Check out DoDEA's page on the Month of the Military Child, April 2014. 

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