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“Purple Up for Military Kids” is Friday, April 13. As a sign of solidarity and support, everyone is asked to wear purple that day.

Purple Up for Military Kids is a partnership between the U.S. Army, the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, and the 4-H and youth development.

The color purple was chosen because it is the color that results from mixing the traditional colors of all the armed services in this country, including the green of the Army, the red of the Marines, the orange of the Coast Guard, and the blue of the Navy and Air Force.

“We’re asking everybody to wear purple next week, on Friday the 13th, to honor and recognize the sacrifice and contributions that children of deployed personnel make, children who are oftentimes overlooked by the public,” said Luis Saldana, a Texas AgriLife Extension Service program specialist for 4-H and youth development at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco.
 

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