Purple Up For Military Kids

| April 17, 2014

 Left to Right(Front): Donald Hammond, Jordan Moye, Stanley Williams.  Left to Right (Back): Aelene Marston, Courtney Young, Ashton Mason, Alyssia Boone, Cort Herndon, Gavin Marston, Demetrius Thompson, Bradley Dart, Clark DeLigio, and Jasmin Hammond

Left to Right(Front): Donald Hammond, Jordan Moye, Stanley Williams.  Left to Right (Back): Aelene Marston, Courtney Young, Ashton Mason, Alyssia Boone, Cort Herndon, Gavin Marston, Demetrius Thompson, Bradley Dart, Clark DeLigio, and Jasmin Hammond

LOWNDES COUNTY, GA – April is the Month of the Military Child, a time to honor youth impacted by deployment.

On April 16, Lowndes County Schools’ joined others across the state and nation observing  Purple Up for Military Kids Day recognizing students whose parents are actively serving in the armed services.Student and staff were asked to wear purple (the color that symbolizes all branches of the military as the combination of Air Force blue, Army green, Coast Guard blue, Marine red and Navy blue), to show  support and appreciation for military children for their strength and sacrifice.  Operation: Military Kids (OMK) is a national program designed to support military youth impacted by the deployment cycle, for more information about OMK visit operationmilitarykids.org.

At Lowndes Middle School, military students were given purple ribbons in honor of the important role children play in the Armed Forces community.   LMS Students pictured have parents either serving stateside or overseas in Afghanistan, Turkey, or Germany.

Source: Lowndes County School System

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