East AL moms show appreciation to law enforcement

Published: Sep. 21, 2015 at 9:07 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 22, 2015 at 10:19 AM EDT
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AUBURN/OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - Moms in one east Alabama community are working to make sure law enforcement officers know they're appreciated.

On Monday, mothers from the Opelika and Auburn area presented officers at the State Trooper Post in Opelika with a certificate of appreciation for all of their hard work.

The group, which came together through a Facebook page for Opelika and Auburn moms, brought nearly 400 meals for officers.

Students also showed their support by writing cards for the officers.

Event organizer Meredith Peel says it's important for police to know that people appreciate them.

"Very often we say to somebody, 'Hey I am really thankful we live in such a safe place,' but we forget to say it to somebody that counts," Peel said. "For that somebody today they are going to hear it directly from us. Directly from our students, our children and the businesses that have supported them that hey we've got your back."

People are also showing support by displaying 1,500 bows the group passed out to the community.

The group hopes to make it an annual event.

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