From right, Caledonia Elementary, Middle and High School students Macy Loftis, Jessica Sliger, Ariana Bell, Mallory Sala, Courtney Shellman and Jonathan Pagauan sport purple while making posters for the 4-H “Purple Up for Military Kids” campaign. Photo by: Courtesy photo
April 12, 2012 10:05:55 AM
In celebration of the nation's "Month of the Military Child," the Mississippi 4-H Military Club Program invites all of Lowndes County and the Golden Triangle to join in the national "Purple Up for Military Kids" event Friday, April 13. The month is a time to honor youth impacted by the military, especially by parents' deployment.
"Everyone across the state of Mississippi is encouraged to wear purple Friday as a visible way to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices," said Lowndes' 4-H Agent Sharon Patrick Wednesday.
Purple is the color signifying all branches of the military. It is a combination of Army green, Navy blue, Air Force blue, Marine red and Coast Guard blue.
The Military Club Program is part of the Mississippi State University Extension Service's 4-H Youth Development.
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