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Georgia Celebrates Month of the Military Child

April 14-18 marks ‘Purple Up! For Military Kids’ week
 
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March 31, 2014 – The Georgia Department of Education will join other states and organizations across the nation in celebrating April as the Month of the Military Child.
 
During the week of April 14 to 18, many states and communities will take a day to “Purple Up! For Military Kids.” Schools and districts are encouraged to designate a day to wear purple and honor the children of military families in Georgia’s public schools.
 
“We all owe a debt to the families and children of our military service members,” State School Superintendent John Barge said. “We honor their strength, their service and their sacrifices, and we are committed to ensuring the best educational opportunities and support for each of them.”
 
You can learn more about the Month of the Military Child and get activity ideas at http://www.monthofthemilitarychild.com