Linton mayor draws attention to military children

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A southwestern Indiana mayor and others want to draw attention to the children of Indiana military personnel.

Linton Mayor John Wilkes tells the Greene County Daily World ( ) he'll ask his city council on Monday to approve a resolution designating April 15 as Purple Day to bring awareness to those youngsters as part of an event called Operation: Military Kids. The color purple represents all branches of the U.S. military.

Wilkes says society doesn't think enough about those kids who are left behind when their parents are serving in the military.

Linton is home to an Army National Guard unit that has been deployed twice to combat zones in Iraq and Afghanistan and about 20 miles away from the Crane Naval Weapons Support Center.

Information from: Greene County (Ind.) Daily World 

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