Middle School Atoms Purple Up! For Military Kids
Wednesday, April 21st, 2021—Utica Academy of Science middle school faculty and staff show their support for the Military families by wearing various shades of purple for 'Purple Up! Day." ‘Purple Up! Day’ or “Purple Up! For Military Kids,” is a day for Department of Defense Education Activity communities to wear purple to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Below are some more fun facts about Purple Up! Day.
- Purple Up! Day is typically held on April 15th each year.
- The color purple was selected as there is a tradition in the military when referencing the color purple. For instance, the phrase “purple suit” which can refer to a military activity or organization that includes civilians and/or multiple branches of the military.
- Purple also indicates that all branches of the military are supported.