April is designated as the Month of the Military Child (MOMC). It provides us an opportunity to recognize and thank the children of our service members and veterans. It is a time to applaud our Armed Forces children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome. Our children are steadfast, resolute and relentless, they are a resilient force. They continue to remain strong and proud while adjusting to a new normal within an ever changing world. The 2022 Month of the Military Child theme is a testament to who they are… Military Children and Youth: Standing Strong and Proud.
Did you know the official flower of the military child is the dandelion? Its seeds are blown far and wide by the wind, but it will always plant roots and blossom wherever it lands.
Join us as we celebrate all Military Children and Youth. We are asking the community to “Purple Up! For Military Kids” every Friday for the Month of April. It is a day for our community to wear purple to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Wearing purple is a visible way to show support and thank military youth for their strength and sacrifices. Purple indicates that all branches of the military are supported; Air Force blue, Army green, Navy blue, Marine red, and Coast Guard blue all thought to combine together as a single color, purple.
– Veronica Bischoff, Child & Youth Services Chief