Sen. Carson Encourages Granite Staters to “Purple Up” on April 15th

NH State Senate
For Immediate Release:
April 9, 2013
Media Contact:
Carole Alfano, 271.7585
Sen. Carson Encourages Granite Staters to “Purple Up” on April 15th
Day is set aside to wear purple in support of nation’s military children
CONCORD – Calling it a great way to show support for the children of our men and women in uniform, Sen. Sharon Carson, R-Londonderry, today encouraged all Granite Staters to wear purple on Monday, April 15th as part of the third annual “Purple Up” Day to be celebrated across the nation.  Purple was chosen because it symbolizes all branches of the military – a combination of Army green, Marine red, and Coast Guard, Navy and Air Force blue.
    Carson, who retired from the U.S. Army Reserves as a Sergeant First Class, says she has a special place in her heart for military children.  She considers “Purple Up” to be an opportunity for Americans, both young and old, to thank the children for their strength and sacrifices.
     “These children are making tremendous sacrifices right along with their parents who serve in the military and who are often deployed far from home for long periods of time,” said Carson.  “These kids miss their parents watching their soccer games, walking them to school, and reading to them at night.  They’re very brave and show a lot of courage carrying on until their parent comes home. We owe these kids a big salute – that’s why I’m excited about Purple Up on April 15th.”        

Teens Robbed of I-pod/Cell Phone


MANCHESTER, NH- On Monday, February 11, 2013, at about 6:30 PM, Manchester Police responded to a Clay Street address for a report of a robbery.  On arrival, they met with two 16 year old Manchester teens who reported they had been the victims of a robbery a short time earlier on Somerville Street, near Belmont Street.


According to the boys, they were walking in the area when they were approached by two men, one of whom demanded their belongings, indicating his companion had a gun, although no gun was observed.


One of the boys surrendered his I-pod Nano and Galaxy S3 cell phone and the men left.  They were last seen leaving the area as passengers in an older, dark colored 4-door sedan operated by a third individual who was possibly wearing a red sweatshirt.


The first suspect was described as a white male in his forties, about 6’3” tall with a slender build and dark “stubble” on his face.  He was last seen wearing a dark colored vest and a green “beanie” style hat.  The second man, alleged to have possessed a gun, was described as a clean-shaven white male in his forties with an average height and build.  He was last seen wearing a camouflage shirt and khaki pants.


Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711.  Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at