Alaskans asked to ‘purple up’

Debbie Carter

April is Month of the Military Child and the Alaska 4-H Program is asking Alaskans to “purple up” on April 15 to honor military youth.

purple up logo4-H Military Program Director Candi Dierenfield said wearing purple is a visible way to thank the youth for their strength and sacrifices.

Purple symbolizes all branches of the military if the representative colors are added together. The 4-H program provides support and activities to military youth, families and communities. Visit for more information.

All current and former Military Kids on campus are invited to have cake in the Wood Center from 12:45 p.m–2:15 p.m.

MEDIA CONTACT: Candi Dierenfield, 4-H Military Program at 474-1909 or by email at