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Wyoming Honors Children of Military Parents

April 11, 2017

Mix Army, Coast Guard, Air Force, Marine and Navy personnel in a room and you will see purple.

Wearing that color -- from Army green, Marine red, and Coast Guard, Air Force and Navy blue -- celebrates Purple Up Day April 15 and recognizes children of military parents.

The event is part of Month of the Military Child, says Brittany Johnson, University of Wyoming Extension 4-H military educator based in Laramie County.

“The nationwide effort recognizes and honors the sacrifices military children make in supporting their loved ones who serve,” she says. “It is an opportunity for the public to acknowledge and applaud military youths for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome.”

Gov. Matt Mead signed the proclamation last week in Cheyenne, declaring April the Month of the Military Child, Johnson says.

She adds that more information about Month of the Military Child and the extension-military partnership is at www.4-hmilitarypartnerships.org.

For more information about local events, contact a local county extension office. A complete list can be found at www.uwyo.edu/uwe, or call WYNG Child and Youth Services at (307) 772-5211.


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