Purple Up! For Military Kids


Northfield Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Salutes Military Kids

The Northfield Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Network proudly joins the military and Veteran communities in celebrating April as the Month of the Military Child. From deployments to new schools, military children face unique challenges most youth their age never experience. Their ability to adapt must be applauded, their courage must be recognized and their hard work must be celebrated.

It is estimated that aver 15,000 children in Minnesota have been affected by a parent’s deployment and that number continues to grow. We are encouraging our community to join together and honor our military youth for their sacrifices, for their courage, and for the important contribution they make to the strength of the military family.

If you know a military child thank them.  Ask them what it means to be a military child.  Ask them to share the very best of being a military child and what is a tough part of being a military child.  Building relationships is the best way to show support. Show them you see their sacrifice and admire them for their strength.

On April 15th you are invited to “Purple Up! For Military Kids” to show your support, raise awareness and thank military children. Purple is chosen because it is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is a combination of Army green, Navy blue, Air Force blue, Marine Corps red and Coast Guard blue.

For more information, contact: Michelle Bornick, Northfield Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Steering Committee Member at NYellowRibbon@gmail.com