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April is the Month of the Military Child

March 9, 2023

April is designated as the Month of the Military Child or Purple Up! For Military Kids. Across the nation, states and school districts will celebrate the important role military children play while their service member parents serve our country through special events and wearing the color purple. The Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3) selected Wednesday, April 19, 2023, as the official Purple Up! For Military Kids day! The New York State Education Department wishes to highlight the local Month of the Military Child and Purple Up! Day celebrations. Additional information including story submission guidelines, Purple Up! celebration ideas, and a memo from Commissioner Rosa can be referenced on the Month of the Military Child webpage.

Questions pertaining to the Month of the Military Child or the Interstate Compact can be directed to