Dear OMK Families,

April marks the nation's Month of the Military Child, a time to honor youth impacted by deployment.  In celebration, Tennessee Operation: Military Kids, part of the 4-H Youth Development program of UT Cooperative Extension, invites you to join us for the 1st annual "Purple Up! For Military Kids."

We are encouraging everyone across the state to wear purple on Friday, April 13th, 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.  OMK hopes everyone will take this opportunity to appreciate and celebrate these young heroes.

This initiative was started by New Hampshire in 2011.  All states have been invited to participate.

I hope you will join me in the Purple Up initiative!


Carrera Romanini
University of Tennessee
Operation: Military Kids
4-H Youth Development
Ph: (865) 974-9724
Fax: (865) 974-1628
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