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April is the Month of the Military Child, a time to recognize that “Military Kids Serve Too”.  They are resilient – but military kids make sacrifices and live under circumstances many of us cannot even comprehend.  They are AWESOME kiddos!  April 15, 2022 is “Purple Up! for Military Kids Day” in Colorado – a day set aside for the entire state to show our support and appreciation for military kids by wearing purple and doing special things to recognize the youth.  The Purple Up! Day concept was started by New Hampshire 4-H a number of years ago – and is now celebrated around the world, not just by 4-H but also by DoD, military service branches, school districts, communities and civic organizations.  I’d love it if you can encourage your 4-H families and communities to join us in celebrating.

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Thank you for your support and appreciation in helping us appreciate our military kids!