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April is the Month of the Military Child!

Published: April 7, 2014

Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed April the "Month of the Military Child." During this month, military-connected youth throughout the state will be recognized for the sacrifices they make while a parent serves in the Armed Forces.

Parents can register to receive a letter from the governor that recognizes military-connected youth as being our smallest heroes. Letters from the governor can be requested by visiting the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs website at

Members of the public can show their support to military-connected youth by wearing purple and attending "Purple Up! Day," a recognition event at 9 a.m. at the State Capitol Rotunda on April 15.

The Month of the Military Child was first celebrated in April 1986 under former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger. This recognition reinforces military-connected youth that they play an integral role in supporting their service member.

For more information on all military youth activities this month, visit