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Purple Up! to Show Your Support for Youth Impacted by Deployment

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April is the national "Month of the Military Child," a time to honor youth impacted by deployment. Extension 4-H and Operation: Military Kids invite you to "Purple Up! For Military Kids!"  As part of this second annual national event, we encourage everyone to wear purple on Friday, April 13 to show support and thank military children across the country and in Minnesota for their strength and sacrifices. Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red and Navy blue.

Extension 4-H delivers Operation: Military Kids programs to help youth discover positive ways to cope with their loved one's deployment, and feel connected, active and supported.

Please join Extension in taking this opportunity to appreciate and celebrate these young heroes. Help spread the word to "purple up" on April 13 so that Minnesota's military youth can see the support of their community!

Amber Runke
Extension 4-H Programs Manager, and
Operation: Military Kids Program Specialist

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