April was first designated as the Month of the Military Child in 1986, by the U.S. Secretary of Defence.
April is Month of the Military Child
Canadians have also recognized this month to honour the unique challenges and sacrifices of children in military families. Military children are often compared to dandelions. Like the these hardy plants which go wherever the wind carries them, the children in military families are resiliant, they travel to where their parent's military life takes them and they bloom where they’re planted.
On April 15th, we ask you to #PurpleUp4MilitaryKids, by wearing purple that day. You can show your support online with this hashtag as well as tagging our pages in your post @WinnipegMFRC.