As any service member or veteran knows, military families make enormous sacrifices to protect the Nation. This includes not only military spouses, who keep things running during deployments and move across the world, but military children, as well.

That’s why April is the Month of the Military Child: it is the month that we honor and support these too-often unsung heroes. Military communities organize events all around the country to celebrate military children and support organizations that take care of them. This year the Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) has designated April 15th as “Purple Up Day”, and encourages people to wear purple to raise awareness for military children and the unique challenges they face.

Navy Mutual works every day to help military families achieve financial stability and grow wealth so that military children are rewarded with a bright financial future. Join us in honoring and supporting military children this month.

How can you honor your military child this month?

1. Wear purple on April 15th.

2. Ensure you and your spouse have enough life insurance coverage. Not sure how to do that? Check out our financial calculators.

3. Look into a whole life policy for your child. Buying life insurance for children or grandchildren can provide benefits such as:

  • Establishing life-long Navy Mutual membership for your child/grandchild
  • Guaranteeing insurability
  • Securing the lowest fixed rate possible, with the potential to increase the total protection over time with Paid-Up Additions.

4. Teach your child about money, spending habits, and saving. For creative tips on teaching children money management click here.

With the current global health concern, many schools and childcare centers have closed. The Department of Defense Education Activity website has valuable information and resources for military parents. Additionally, Military One Source has great homeschooling tips and resources.

Navy Mutual is proud to stand behind this mission and celebrate the military child every way that we can. If you’d like to speak with a representative about coverage for your children or grandchildren, schedule an appointment today.