Military Children: Proud, Ready and Resilient
We are encouraging everyone from across the state of South Carolina to wear purple on Monday, April 15, as a visible way to show support and thank military children 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.
Be creative…the goal is for military youth to actually see the support of their community! Need some ideas to get you started?
-Ask local, regional and state officials to wear purple on April 15
-Spread the word by inviting newspaper and media outlets to feature a story about Purple Up! For Military Kids
-Involve area schools, sports teams, youth organizations and clubs, after school programs, recreation departments
-Engage the Chamber of Commerce, fraternal organizations, social clubs and Rotary groups
-Request local businesses post a Purple Up! message on their roadside signs, and ask their employees to wear purple
-Ask stores and restaurants to offer a discount to all patrons who wear purple
-Invite coworkers, members of your spiritual community, exercise class or golf league to join you in showing support for the military within your community
Remember to send photos to post on the SC OMK website, where military youth and families from across the state will see them.