What is Purple Up Day?

  • Purple Up! For Military Kids” is a day for DoDEA Communities to wear purple to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Wearing purple is a visible way to show support and thank military youth for their strength and sacrifices. Purple indicates that all branches of the military are supported; Air Force blue, Army green, Navy blue, Marine red, and Coast Guard blue all thought to combine together as a single color, purple.


How can I participate?

  • All students at Trexler Middle are asked to wear purple on this day to show support for the children of our country's servicemen and women.  

2017-18 Purple Up Day

  • Date:  Friday, April 13th

Military Children by the Numbers

    • Approximately 2 million military children have experienced a parental deployment since 9/11.
    • There are currently 1.2 million military children of active duty members worldwide.
    • Nearly 80% of military children attend public schools throughout the United States.
    • The average military family moves three times more often than their civilian counterpart.
    • There are nearly two million “total-force dependent children” including more than 900 thousand Army dependents, 400 thousand Air Force dependents, nearly 300 thousand Navy and approximately 118 thousand Marine dependents.


    Military Children Statistics Graph