WHEREAS, Alaskans recognize and appreciate the sacrifices made by our servicemen and women who defend our country against all enemies, foreign and domestic; and
WHEREAS, children of military families face unique challenges and we appreciate their strength, courage, and resilience as their enlisted family members serve our nation so we may live free; and
WHEREAS, the children of military families are directly impacted by the deployment of one, or sometimes both parents, on full-time duty status in military service, including members of the National Guard and Reserves on active duty orders; and
WHEREAS, we appreciate the men and women in uniform. While they take care of Alaska and our nation, we must help care for their children; and
WHEREAS, Month of the Military Child was established in 1986 to recognize military children for their commitment, sacrifice, and unconditional support of our troops – their parent(s), and to remind us of the opportunity to provide support and encouragement; and
WHEREAS, April 15, 2022, is “Purple Up! For Military Kids” in Alaska and all Alaskans are encouraged to wear purple, the color symbolizing all branches of the military, as a visible show of support and appreciation for military children.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mike Dunleavy, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ALASKA, do hereby proclaim April 2022 as:
Month of the Military Child
in Alaska, and ask all Alaskans to show support for the children of military families by recognizing their sacrifices, resilience, and courage, and to thank the parents who serve to protect our freedoms.
Dated: April 1, 2022