Wed, Oct 11|
Operation Green Light
Time & Location
Oct 11, 7:00 PM – Nov 18, 11:50 PM
Livingston County, Livingston County, NY, USA
About the event
Join us in showing support for all Veterans with Operation Green Light from Oct. 11 through Nov. 18, 2023. The designation recognizes and honors the estimated 200,000 men and women in uniform making the transition from military service to civilian life each year, known among veterans as expiration of term of service. Service members often report high levels of stress during this transition and studies have shown veterans are at a high risk for suicide during their first year after leaving military service. Veteran Services Director David Terry said Livingston County residents can visibly show their support for transitioning service members by displaying a green light bulb in their home or places of business from Oct. 11 to Nov 18. “We call it Operation Green Light,” Terry said. “Green is the color of hope, renewal and well-being. Displaying a green light can bring about meaningful conversations regarding the immeasurable sacrifices of our veterans and how we, as a county, can assist in making their move to civilian life an easy one.” (LCN Staff, Oct 2022)
Operation Green Light was initiated by Livingston County Veteran Service Office and has now been adopted nationally, the entire nation will light up their communities green from 6-12 November 2023 to show support for Veterans past and present. As the originators, here in Livingston County, we will paint our Communities green from 11 Oct - 18 November to ensure our Veterans know we are here for them and appreciate their sacrifices. Please spread the word to your neighbors and local businesses and display a green light.