O’Brien County Veteran Affairs Asking People To Show Their Support Of Veterans With Green Light

O’Brien County, Iowa — In advance of the upcoming Veteran’s Day holiday, O’Brien County Veteran Affairs is asking residents and businesses to light up porches and other outdoor areas green from November 6-12 as part of Operation Green Light.

Operation Green Light stands as a tribute to our nation’s veterans. You can stop by the KIWA studios to pick up a green light bulb. We have a limited number available on a first-come first-served basis.

The Veteran Affiars Office tells us that Operation Green Light is a new national collaborative initiative created by the National Association of Counties 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 Association of Counties and the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers spearhead Operation Green Light. In the program’s first year, last year, O’Brien County joined over 300 counties across the nation who participated in Operation Green Light.

In addition to the lighting of the O’Brien County Courthouse, 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 and family.

Operation Green Light stands as a tribute to our nations’ veterans, a beacon of gratitude illuminating their sacrifices. We honor their service and resilience, ensuring their valor echoes through our communities.