The Township of Berkeley Heights this year will participate in Operation Green Light. This coming Veterans Day, the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National Association of County Veteran Service Officers (NACVSO) invite the nation’s 3,069 counties, parishes, boroughs, and municipalities to join Operation Green Light and show support for veterans by lighting our buildings green from November 7 to November 13. By shining a green light, we (local governments and residents) will let veterans know that they are seen, appreciated and supported.
The Municipal Complex will be lit up green; the Township encourages all residents and local businesses to also participate to show their support for our community's veterans. They can participate by simply changing one light bulb in your house or business 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.
While this event is focused around the week of Veterans Day (November 7th -13th), participants are encouraged to continue shining the light year-round. Residents can share their participation on social media using the hashtag #OperationGreenLight.
“Operation Green Light is a simple way to express our collective appreciation for the public service of our veterans,” said NACo President Denise Winfrey. “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.”