AAFES news release


GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – What’s pint-sized, wears purple and is tough enough to meet the challenges of a military upbringing? Military brats!


On April 18, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service at Tower Barracks, Rose Barracks and Hohenfels will celebrate Purple Up Day, a worldwide recognition of the strength and sacrifice of military children, by offering free treats to any child who wears purple to participating Exchange restaurants.


“With frequent moves, parental deployments and an ever-changing peer group, being a military brat can be difficult,” said Grafenwoehr Exchange Marketing Chris Litch. “The resiliency of military children amid such challenges is an inspiration, and the Grafenwoehr Exchange salutes their service on Purple Up Day.”


Any child 18 years old or younger who wears purple is eligible to receive a free treat while supplies last. Treats vary by location and may come in the form of a side, fountain drink, dessert or other item. Offer valid April 18 only. Participating Grafenwoehr Exchange restaurants include:


  • Taco Bell (Free cinnamon twist)


  • Pizza Hut- (Free slice of apple pie)


  • Burger King (Free ice cream cone)


  • Starbucks –  (Free kids hot chocolate)


  • Subway (Two free cookies)


  • Dunkin’ Donuts (Free donut)


  • Charley’s Philly Steaks (Free small lemonade)


  • Popeyes (Free tender strip)


  • Anthony’s Pizza (Free small or kid’s size soft drink)


Purple Up Day is held annually during Month of the Military Child, which recognizes the contributions of Warfighters’ children to the armed forces community. The color purple symbolizes the combined colors of all military branches: Army green, Navy blue, Marine red, Coast Guard blue and Air Force blue.


To learn about other Month of the Military Child events coming to the Grafenwoehr Exchange, call 09641-9363221. For information on the Exchange’s worldwide Month of the Military Child initiatives, including sweepstakes and special offers, visit ShopMyExchange.com/MOMC.

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