|Posted:||April 5, 2017 02:51 PM|
|From:||Representative Mark Rozzi|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Resolution Designating April 21 as "Purple Up! for Military Kids" Day in Pennsylvania|
|In the near future, I plan to introduce a resolution designating Friday, April 21st as “Purple Up for Military Kids" Day in Pennsylvania.
April is the Month of the Military Child. Established by former Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger in 1986, the designation of the month is a way to call attention to the special challenges faced by children who have one or both parents in the military.
More than 2 million U.S. children have parents serving in the military. Of these, over 32,000 are Commonwealth children with a parent currently in the National Guard, Reserves or active military. Eighty percent of children of military families are in kindergarten through grade 12 and attend public schools. The adjustments military children must make with frequent moves, parental deployments, an inconsistent network of supportive adults and reintegration with every change, requires strength and courage.
In recognition of military children and to show appreciation for the many sacrifices they make, I will be introducing a resolution designating April 21th as “Purple Up! for Military Kids” Day in Pennsylvania. On this day, individuals are encouraged to wear purple (the color purple symbolizing all branches of the armed forces) in support of military families.
Please join me in supporting our military families and don’t forget to “Purple Up!” Thank you in advance for your consideration of this resolution.
Introduced as HR252