Wash.County Operation Green Light For Veterans
Posted on 10/31/2023

Washington County to Participate in

Operation Green Light in Support of Veterans

West Bend, WI – In advance of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, Washington County is announcing plans to illuminate county buildings in green lighting from November 6-12 as part of Operation Green Light for Veterans, a nationwide effort uniting counties in a show of support for our military veterans. The Washington County Government Center, Justice Center, Sheriff’s Office and Public Agency Center will be illuminated with green lighting.

The initiative, led by the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers, raises awareness around the unique challenges faced by many veterans and the resources available at the county, state, and federal levels to assist veterans and their families.

“The green lights serve as a visual symbol to remind us of the ongoing support we need to provide to the veterans in our community,” said County Executive Josh Schoemann. “They have served selflessly to preserve our democracy and freedom, and we honor their service.”

In addition to lighting county buildings, bridges, and other landmarks, residents, businesses and other organizations are encouraged to participate by simply changing one light bulb 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. By shining a green light, we let our veterans know that they are seen, appreciated, and supported.

Counties and residents across the country are sharing their participation on social media using the hashtag #OperationGreenLight. For more information on Operation Green Light, click here.

If you know a local veteran who may need services, please refer them to our Washington County Veterans Service Office at the Public Agency Center, 333 E. Washington Street, Suite 3100, West Bend, or call 262-335-4457.