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Veterans To Be Honored During “Operation Green Light” Initiative

In advance of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, Alexander County Government has announced that some county buildings will be illuminated green from November 7-13 as part of “Operation Green Light,” a new national collaborative initiative of the National Association of Counties (NACo). The initiative is designed to support military veterans, as well as raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by many veterans and the resources that are available at the county, state, and federal levels to assist veterans and their families.

The new national collaborative is spearheaded by NACo and the National Association of County Veteran Service Officers (NACVSO), building upon the successful efforts of the New York State Association of Counties and the NYS County Veteran Service Officers’ Association in 2021. In addition to lighting county buildings, residents and businesses are encouraged to participate by simply changing one light bulb in their house to a green bulb. This can be an exterior light that neighbors and passersby see, or an interior light that sparks a conversation with friends.

While this event is focused around the week of Veterans Day (November 7-13), participants are encouraged to continue shining the light year-round. Residents can share their participation on social media using the hashtag #OperationGreenLight. If you are an Alexander County veteran or spouse and need assistance, please contact Cherry Kilby at ckilby@alexandercountync.gov or call (828) 632-5411. Learn more about the Alexander County Veterans Service Office at https://alexandercountync.gov/departments/veterans-services.

Visit www.naco.org/operationgreenlight for more information and links to resources available to veterans.