Wednesday April 21 is Purple Up Day to Celebrate Military Kids

STM is celebrating "Purple Up Day" for Military Kids on Wednesday 4/21 to recognize and support our military connected students.

Purple Up t-shirts or any purple attire within handbook dress code guidelines is appropriate and an STM approved face covering.

Fun fact - the official flower of the military child is the dandelion.

Why? Military children, like dandelions, bloom everywhere the winds carry them. They are hardy and upright. Their roots are strong, cultivated deeply in the culture of the military, planted swiftly and surely. They're ready to fly in the breezes that take them to new adventures, new lands, and new friends. Experts say military children are well-rounded, culturally aware, tolerant, and extremely resilient. Military children have learned from an early age that home is where their hearts are, that a good friend can be found in every corner of the world, and that education doesn't only come from school. They live history. They learn that to survive means to adapt, that the door that closes one chapter of their life opens up to a new and exciting adventure full of new friends and new experiences.

(Military Child Education Coalition)