The Union County Board of County Commissioners are happy to announce that in advance of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, there are plans to light county buildings with green bulbs from November 6-12, 2023 as part of Operation Green Light for Veterans, a nationwide effort uniting counties to support military veterans.
“By illuminating our county buildings with green bulbs, we stand in solidarity with our veterans, expressing our profound gratitude for their service,” said Commissioner Chairman Sergio Granados. “Operation Green Light is not just a symbol, but a commitment to supporting those who have dedicated their lives to safeguarding our nation. By shining this green light, we honor their sacrifice and remind them that they are seen, valued, and never forgotten.”
The initiative, led by Union County Office of Veteran’s Services, raises awareness about the unique challenges faced by many veterans and the resources available at the county, state and federal levels to assist veterans and their families. Across the nation, in 2022, more than 300 counties participated in Operation Green Light.
In addition to lighting county buildings, residents, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to participate by simply changing one light bulb in their home to a green bulb. This can be an exterior light that neighbors and passersby see, or an interior light that sparks a conversation with family or friends.
“Each year, we remind everyone about how much we should appreciate our Veterans. The freedoms that we enjoy today are a result of the men and women who served our country, said Commissioner Alexander Mirabella, Liaison to the Veterans Affairs Committee. “Residents across the county are encouraged to share their participation on our social media pages using the hashtag #UCNJOperationGreenLight.”
For more information or learn about other programs through the Office of Veteran’s Services, please contact W.Geoff.Smith@ucnj.org or call him at 908-527-4918.