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Joint Base San Antonio greets schoolchildren for ‘Purple Up! For Military Kids’ day

By David DeKunder | 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs | April 12, 2019

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas —

Joint Base San Antonio leaders, service members, teachers and school administrators greeted Fort Sam Houston Elementary School students before classes for “Purple Up! For Military Kids” day April 12.

JBSA and San Antonio community members were encouraged to wear purple to recognize military children for their personal sacrifice and courage in supporting their military parents. The children were given purple beads by service members as they made their way to school. 

“Purple Up! For Military Kids” day commemorated the Month of the Military Child in April, which acknowledges the important role of military children and families worldwide in the armed forces, acknowledging the sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome on a daily basis.