On April 24th, faculty, staff, and students in all our schools will be asked to wear purple shirts/tops to honor our military children/families. In the public high schools, students can wear solid purple, purple flowered tops, purple striped tops, or purple designed shirts/tops, but must wear uniform bottoms. And Battery Creek is going to paint their whole school purple. Why? Because it is Purple Up Day in honor of our military kids!
With more than 39,000 students involved in some way with our Military, it is appropriate to honor those who have shouldered added responsibilities and duties because someone in their family is involved with keeping us all safe.
Ok, so why purple? Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military. Purple is the combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red and Navy blue.. The Operation Military Kids organization initiated wearing purple on a designated day in April five years ago to show support for military children.
We’ll be wearing purple on April 24th and we hope you will support our military kids even if you don’t have a loved one currently in the service. They all deserve our support and respect.