Service Credit Union located in Portsmouth, NH joined the New Hampshire Military Youth and Family Program April 15th for “Purple Up” day, recognizing the sacrifices of military children with parents deployed overseas.
In 2011, the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Military Youth and Family Program started the initiative “Purple Up For Military Kids” that quickly gained momentum and is now celebrated nationwide. Wearing the color purple is a visible way to thank military youth for their strength and sacrifices. Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is a combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red, and Navy blue.
Service Credit Union staff wore purple shirts and purple ribbons to visibly show their support and celebrate military youth.
“We all owe a debt of gratitude to the children of our military service members,” says Gordon Simmons, President/CEO of Service Credit Union. “We honor their sacrifices, and we are committed to supporting them now and in the future.”