On April 15, friends of the military wore purple to show their support of children whose parents serve in the military. Michigan State University Extension 4-H Military Partnerships participated with many other states across the country for the third annual PURPLE UP! For Military Kids!
Purple symbolizes all branches of the military. No matter what branch they’re in, military parents experience long deployments away from their children. People across our state and nation wore purple to support those families including some colleagues and me. (See photo below.)
Read more about PURPLE Up! in this MSU Extension News article: http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/purple_up_for_military_families