Purple Up VA Logo in support of Military Children

Throughout the Nation and Commonwealth educators and communities will take time in April to recognize the contributions of children whose parents serve in the military. Frequent moves, family separations through deployments, and reintegration following deployments can make school, home, and community-life challenging for military children. Yet, even in such circumstances, these students continually demonstrate resilience and courage. 

“Purple Up! For Military Kids” Day
Wednesday April 21, 2021 

“Purple Up! For Military Kids.” Is a day in April set aside for everyone around the Nation to show their support for military connected students. FCPS encourages the entire school community – teachers, principals, students, parents, bus drivers, etc. – to wear purple on April 21, 2021 to show support for our military students and appreciation for their strength and sacrifices. Purple represents the blending of the colors of the five branches of our armed forces. We are proud to be home to Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, National Guard and Reserve families.  

The Virginia Department of Education and Fredericksburg City Public Schools encourages schools to share their Purple Up! and Month of the Military Child photos by using the hashtag #PurpleUpVirginia on social media.