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4-H urges Mississippians to 'Purple Up' Friday for military kids

 

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.

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

 

Special to The Dispatch

 

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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