Wearing Purple in Support of the Military Child

Cadets wear purple in support.

Cadets wear purple in support.

David Lockhart, Contributor

On April, 12 2022, over 50 Air Force JROTC  cadets showed their support for military families and their children by wearing purple shirts underneath their ABU uniform.   Few AFJROTC students are actually military family children; however, the cadets empathize with students who are of military families, with the sacrifices and hard times these students can experience with moving frequently and not being able to see parents for extended periods of time.  

April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, showing the extremely important role that youth growing up in the military plays into the armed forces.

The Month of the Military Child started as a part of the legacy of former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger in 1986. Purple is chosen to represent all the branches it supports –  Air Force (blue), Army (green), Navy (blue), Marines(red), and Coast Guard (blue).