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Wearing purple in support of military children across the globe

Wearing purple in support of military children across the globe

How did you celebrate? #MotMC

April was an exciting month for military children across the globe as we celebrated the Month of the Military Child.

Wheelchair Rugby sessions, many run by veterans in Wales were a special highlight of the month.

Wheelchair Rugby sessions, many run by veterans in Wales were a special highlight of the month.

The overall theme for the month was ‘Friends Near and Far’ in recognition of the connections children make when moving both within the UK and overseas. To support this, Never Such Innocence ran a poetry and art competition again. The winners’ work will go on display in the MOD Main building in June. The entries this year were excellent entries, with some wonderful contributions from Naval families.

The official flower of the military child is the dandelion because its seeds are blown far and wide by the wind, but it will always plant roots and blossom wherever it lands. Month of the Military Child is an international celebration of children and young people to raise awareness of what their lives are like and celebrate special achievements, wherever they may be in the world.

The month was concluded here in the UK with a ‘Wear it purple’ day on 28th April where children and staff were invited to wear purple for the day. Many schools embraced this idea to stand in support of military children all over the world.