The Alaska Governor recognizes the Month of the Military Child and April 12th as Purple Up Day!


Schools may celebrate Purple Up on different days, please check with your schools for their scheduled PURPLE UP day!


Why purple? Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is a combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red, and Navy blue. Wear your purple shirts on Purple Up day to show your support of youth in military families!