Month of the Military Child

Help us in celebrating the Month of the Military Child through videos shared by notable members of our community. We are honored they took time to celebrate our students!

April is Month of the Military Child. Since first being established by Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger in 1986, April has been designated the Month of the Military Child. The purpose of this special observance is to honor the sacrifices made worldwide by military families, with a focus on their children. Military bases, cities and school districts around the world will honor these young American heroes with special events just for them.

Laramie County School District is very fortunate to be at the heart of serving the F.E. Warren Community. Military children play such an important role in the armed forces community. Regardless of Military status or position, every child of a Military personnel deserves the love and support of their community.

As part of this month-long celebration, local communities are invited to take part in PurpleUp Day, which for Wyoming is April 15th. PurpleUp Day is a day to show your support for the Military youth’s strength and sacrifices by donning the color purple. Since the school district is closed April 15th, we will celebrate PurpleUp Day with DoDEA’s recognition on April 19, 2022.

As a proud neighbor to F.E. Warren Air Force Base, LCSD1 schools understand the importance of recognizing our communities' Military children. We hope to give back what our Military families have given us through events, activities, and other recognition each April. Thank you to all our Military families for your service and sacrifice.

On April 18th of 2022, Gov. Mark Gordon, First Lady Jennie Gordon, Col. Catherine Barrington, Chief Master Sgt. Nicholas Taylor, Col. Carolyn Ammons and Lt. Col. Phillip Wheeler attended a special assembly at Freedom Elementary where Gov. Gordon singed a proclamation declaring April to be The Month of the Military Child in the state of Wyoming.

April is Month of the Military Child