Military Kids Day slated April 15

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas 4-H Military Partnership Programs invite you to join us in promoting “Purple Up for Military Kids” on April 15, in recognition of the children of our military personnel. These children also serve, but often without recognition.

“April is the month of the military child, and on Monday, the 15th, Arkansans will be asked to wear purple in support of our military kids,” said Maureen Rose, who directs Operation Military Kids for the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. “Purple is the color that signifies the combined colors of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.”

You can obtain a printable poster for your office or school by calling 501-671-2066 or 501-671-2096.

To volunteer or support programs for children of our military personnel, please contact Maureen Rose, Operation: Military Kids Director, at or 501-671-2066.

Military 4-H Programs are provided by the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service as part of a national partnership between 4-H and the Department of Defense.

For more information, contact your county agent or go online at operation_military_kids.htm.

The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.