Across the state of Florida and around the country, schools will be honoring Military kids during the month of April and especially on Friday, April 14th, which is Purple Up! day, by wearing purple.

Purple Up Day is observed every year on April 15. The holiday was selected during the Month of the Military Child.

It is an opportunity to honor military children from all military branches. Military children nationwide play a significant role in their schools, youth organizations, and communities.

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Military Youth and Family Program established Purple Up Day as a way to support them. It lets them know that they are recognized and appreciated in society. They make many sacrifices to make sure the country is safe.

So deck yourself out in purple to recognize them.