Operation Green Light: Lincoln County to launch week-long campaign in support of local veterans

For the Tomahawk Leader

LINCOLN COUNTY – With Veterans Day coming up on Friday, Nov. 11, Lincoln County is slated to participate in a week-long campaign to show support for local veterans.

A release from the Lincoln County Veterans Service Office said county buildings will be illuminated green from Monday, Nov. 7 through Sunday, Nov. 13 as part of Operation Green Light, a new national collaborative that aims to “support military veterans and raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by many veterans and the resources that are available at the county, state and federal level to assist veterans and their families.”

Residents and businesses are encouraged to participate by simply changing one light bulb in their house to a green bulb. The release noted that it can be an exterior light that neighbors and passersby see, or an interior light that sparks a conversation with friends.

“By shining a green light, we let our veterans know that they are seen, appreciated and supported,” the release stated.

While Operation Green Light is focused around the week of Veterans Day, participants are encouraged to continue shining the light year-round and share their participation on social media using the hashtag #OperationGreenLight.

“We encourage everyone to join us in displaying a green light for our veterans and to also reflect on how we, as a nation and at the county level, assist our military service personal back into civilian life upon completion of their service to our country,” the release stated.

For more information and links to resources available to veterans, visit www.naco.org/operationgreenlight or www.co.lincoln.wi.us/veterans-services.

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