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April is the month of the military child and we are excited to celebrate!

Military kids are faced with challenges as a result of one (or both) of their parents serving our country, and they need our support to remain strong through difficult times.

We’re sharing one of our favorite videos about troops returning home from deployment to be reunited with their families. It’s heartwarming (and tear-jerking) to see the love on their faces and know that they’ve had to spend so much time apart.

This year on April 15, we will be wearing purple as part of the PurpleUp! campaign to show our support for military children. Please join us by wearing purple and keeping military kids in your thoughts and prayers.

What’s Operation Purple Camp, and why is it PURPLE? That’s a great question, we’re glad you asked! At OPC, we offer military kids a FREE WEEK of camp where they connect with other kids, just like them. And purple happens to be the perfect mix of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force Blue, Marine Corps Red, and Navy blue! In the military world, purple symbolizes all who serve, and at our Association, we know families serve, too!

At Operation Purple Camp, being a military kid ROCKS and we celebrate by bringing together kids from all ranks and services, including National Guard and Reserve components. They bond through a unique and memorable “purple” summer camp experience, which includes everything from kayaking and hiking to rock climbing, and zip lining. The only thing better than that? S’MORES!

Get all of your questions answered HERE

 

– See more at: http://www.militaryfamily.org/kids-operation-purple/#sthash.6jzAyoOz.dpuf

 

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