Kansas military youth, like their parents, are resilient and take pride in their service to our country. They deserve our appreciation and support. The month of April provides an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of our youngest heroes; military children. Established by former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger in 1986, the designation of April as the ‘Month of the Military Child’ acknowledges the significant role military youth play in our communities.
Kansas: Operation Military Kids (OMK) was formed nearly 15 year ago as a unique support system to help military families. The Ness City Public Library will be giving out bookmarks and seed packets donated by Kansas: OMK as a way of recognizing the contribution and sacrifices of military youth in Ness County.
Kansas: Operation Military Kids also invite you to join them for the 5th annual Purple Up! for Military Kids celebration by wearing purple on Wednesday, April 15th. This is a very visible way to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Purple symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of Army green, Marine red, and Coast Guard, Navy and Air Force blue.
We have contacted the school for the names of our Ness County military kids, however, if anyone knows of a military child/children living in Ness County that does not attend Western Plains, Ness City or Sacred Heart schools, please contact the Ness City Public Library at (785)798-3415 and give us the names of the children.