Campbellsville Elementary School students will participate in the annual Purple Up! for Military Kids celebration on Tuesday, April 15.
Established by former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger in 1986, the designation of April as the Month of the Military Child acknowledges the significant role military youth play in our communities. In Kentucky, there are more than 30,000 military children.
The University of Kentucky Family and Consumer Sciences Extension is hosting the fourth annual Purple Up! for Military Kids celebration as a way to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Purple symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of Army green, Marine red, Coast Guard navy and Air Force blue.