Purple Up Day honors military students

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In honor of Bossier military connected children, Elm Grove Middle School played host to Bossier Schools’ annual Purple Up Day to recognize the sacrifices they make.

The morning of celebration recognized those military connected children that serve alongside their parents.

Parkway High School’s drumline got the ceremony started with a bang, playing an entertaining set that demonstrated sheer precision.

Members of the EGMS Junior Student to Student (JS2S) initiative led the program and explained the history of Month of the Military Child. In 1986, Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger designated each April as Month of the Military Child, its purpose being to recognize military children for the sacrifices they make.

Parkway student Lauren Klofach was the keynote speaker, revealing her experiences as a military child who has moved multiple times and attended several schools.

Barksdale Air Force Base 2d Bomb Wing Commander Col. Michael Miller was also on hand to offer words of praise and encouragement to all of the EGMS Eagles as did Bossier Schools Superintendent Mitch Downey.