Did you know?

  • The Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger in l986 designated each April as “The Month of the Military Child”.
  • The month’s purpose is to recognize the contribution that the military child makes as their parent or parents serve our nation.
  • Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is a combination of Army green, Marine red, and Coast Guard, Air Force, and Navy blue
  • The Bossier community is home to over 2,000 military children ages 4-18
  • The life of a military child is filled with unique challenges such as parent deployments and reintegration and frequent moves

How can you help?

  • Offer special discounts throughout the month for military children – i.e., a restaurant could offer “Military Child Mondays”: Mondays in April all military children receive a free ice cream cone with their meal.
  • Donate gift cards and other door prizes to be given out to military children throughout the month of April.
  • Bossier Parish has designated April 2021 as our official local Purple Up Day.
  • Display supportive statements such as “We Support Military Kids” or “Purple Up for Military Kids” on your business marquee.
  • Encourage employees to “Purple Up” by having a casual day and wearing purple shirts during the month of April.
  • Contact Kattie Hollay, Military Relations Liaison for the Bossier Chamber of Commerce, at 746-0252 or mrc@bossierchamber.com for more information or to offer your assistance during the Month of the Military Child.
  • Contact Holly George, Supervisor of Special Programs at Bossier Parish Schools, at 549-6813 or holly.george@bossierschools.org to inquire about other ways you can support the military children of Northwest Louisiana.

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