Month of the Military Child was created by the U.S.
Department of Defense in 1986 to recognize and honor the hardships and
sacrifices of children of military families. The month is observed every April across the
United States and overseas, and purple is
the color used to observe the month. Arkansas has participated proudly for many
School districts are encouraged to engage in activities throughout the month of April 2022 to celebrate Month of the Military Child. Two lists of ideas are attached to this
memorandum: One is provided by the Arkansas Council for Military Children; the other is provided by the Military Child Education Coalition.
Arkansas will observe Purple Up! Day on April 22, 2022. School faculty, staff, and students are
encouraged to wear purple on that day to demonstrate support for the children
of military families.
School activities in observance of Month of the Military
Child may be used to fulfill one of the requirements to qualify as an Arkansas Purple Star School. (See Commissioner’s Memo COM-22-080 published on
December 2, 2021.)
Schools are requested to post pictures or videos of their
Month of the Military Child activities on their social media accounts and to
tag the following organizations:
Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
The Arkansas Council for Military Children
Twitter: @ArkMilKids Facebook: @MIC3Arkansas
The Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission
Twitter: @MIC3Compact Facebook: @MIC3.Compact
The Little Rock Air Force Base School Liaison