On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, the City of Opelika is wearing purple to celebrate the Month of the Military Child (MOMC). The month of April is set aside to show appreciation for military children in the United States, officially known as the Month of the Military Child. The City of Opelika is a strong supporter of all branches of the military including all of the selfless family members left at home while loved ones are serving our country around the world.
Opelika is doing two things to celebrate MOMC as a community this Tuesday, April 19. The city wants all citizens and employees to wear purple to support MOMC. The color purple is chosen for MOMC because it is the combination of all the colors of the military service branches. The Mayor is also encouraging everyone to post a photo on Facebook and/or Instagram and use hashtag #PurpleUp. Make sure you tag the city’s page.
“I hope everyone in Opelika takes part in this day to honor these wonderful children who are a part of the amazing families that serve our country. We also support military service members and their families through our Career Path Internship Program,” said Mayor Gary Fuller.