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Month of the Military Child

Apr 1, 2024

WHEREAS, many brave Alaskans serve in the United States military, and military members sacrifice time with their families and loved ones to protect the security and freedom of our Great Nation; and

WHEREAS, Alaskans recognize and commend the children in our communities who display their courage, strength, 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, the Month of the Military Child pays tribute to military children for their commitment, sacrifices, and unconditional support for our troops and their parents, and while our military members work for a safer America, it is important that we help care for their children; and

WHEREAS, April 19, 2024 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 2024 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 their parents who serve to protect our freedoms.

Dated: April 1, 2024