by Dennis Dalman
Many people may have noticed buildings in Stearns County illuminated at night with green light.
What’s happening is “Operation Green Light,” a nationwide effort to show support for veterans and their families.
The illuminated buildings, which began on Nov. 7, will shine green through Nov. 13 – the week of Veterans Day, which is Nov. 11.
Operation Green Light is an initiative by two organizations: the National Association of Counties and the National Association of County Veteran Service Officers.
Those organizations are suggesting that others, too, might want to illuminate their own homes and/or businesses with green light, too. It’s easily done; just replace a white outside light bulb with a green one.
“We want to make sure our veterans and their families know that their service mattered,” said Stearns County Administrator Michael Willliams. “One of the county’s core functions is to serve veterans and assure they have access to resources they need to thrive.”
By shining a green light, Stearns County government and its residents let veterans know that they are seen, appreciated and supported, Williams noted.
Residents can share their participation in Operation Green Light on social media with the hashtag #OperationGreenLight.