In honor of April: The Month of the Military Child, staff at Sesame Workshop answered the call to “Purple Up” and wear purple to work today to show support for our nation’s fantastic military kids!


Purple is the color that represents all branches of the military: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, and Coast Guard.

Many of the walls at Sesame Workshop, the non-profit behind Sesame Street, are big chalk boards. So it only makes sense that artists who work at Sesame Workshop turned them into huge murals of Elmo, Cookie Monster, and more. One of the artists talks about the process — and shows some more of his work — over on our blog.