About Month Of The Military Child
Every April, Military Community and Family Policy collaborates to support and celebrate military children and their parents during Month of the Military Child.
Each year, the US President issues a proclamation for the Month of the Military Child.
In the 2022 proclamation, President Joe Biden said "Each April, the Month of the Military Child provides a chance for us to recognize and thank the children of our service members and veterans. I have always believed that America has a sacred obligation to prepare our troops when we send them into harm’s way and to support them and their families both while they are deployed and after they return home. The First Lady and I recognize that it is not only those who wear the uniform that serve our country — it is also their loved ones, and especially their children. In the timeless words of the poet John Milton, “They also serve who only stand and wait.”
In 1986, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger designated April as Month of the Military Child. Military bases, cities and school districts around the world will honor these young American heroes with special events just for them. As part of this month-long celebration, local communities are invited to take part in PurpleUp Day! established by your state and wear or display purple to recognize our military children.Find out more