Warren County wants to support veterans and you can help! “Go green” with the County starting on Sunday, November 7, to help raise awareness of military conflicts and challenges many veterans face. Keep reading to find out how it works.
The Warren County Board of Supervisors is encouraging homeowners, business owners, and governments to light up their homes, buildings, courthouses, and bridges with green light bulbs in support of America’s veterans the week of November 7 (Veteran’s Day is November 11).
Operation Green Light is a collaboration amongst New York Counties, the New York State County Veterans Service Officers Association, and the New York State Association of Counties. This year, there is a particular emphasis on the veterans in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“While the ending of the war in Afghanistan has refocused Americans’ attention to the immense sacrifice of America’s service men and women, it has also brought significant stress to many of the veterans who served in that conflict,” Chairwoman of Warren County Board of Supervisors Rachel Seeber said in a statement. “We shall never forget and will always appreciate the service and sacrifice of our veterans and their families.”
“Our community is very supportive of the military, and my hope is that everyone could change just one light to a beam of green, letting our service members and veterans know we support them each and every day,” Warren County Director of Veterans Services Denise DiResta added.
You can find green light bulbs at home improvement stores like Home Depot or Lowe’s, or look into Smart WiFi light bulbs that change colors. Just make sure yours are ready in time for Operation Green Light!