Operation Green Light

Operation Green Light 2023

Lighting the Way!  (Nov. 6 - 12)

Each year we come together as a nation on Veterans Day to honor and celebrate the hundreds of thousands of brave Americans who have served our country in uniform. 

Now more than ever, our veterans need our support. In a time when our country is divided on so many issues, we can all agree that those individuals who risked everything to protect our country and our way of life deserve our support and gratitude. 

That’s why this year, Davidson County is joining our colleagues across the nation in launching Operation Green Light for Veterans, an initiative designed to shine a light on the service of our veterans and their families.

With the pursuit of the safety and security of our nation comes the responsibility to support and serve the veterans who sacrificed on our behalf. Unfortunately, too many recent veterans, after nearly two decades of constant war, are struggling to transition back to civilian life. 

Veteran suicides have claimed over 30,000 lives since 2001—four times more than the number of U.S. military personnel who died in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. While the vast majority of veterans return healthy and prepared for civilian life, we must be better as a nation. 

As part of Operation Green Light for Veterans, Davidson County is illuminating the Governmental Center, the Museum, the Thomasville Courthouse and others green beginning on November 7th and we encourage individuals and businesses to join us by changing one light bulb in the entryway of your house or business to a green bulb. By shining a green light, we let veterans know that they are seen, appreciated, and supported. 

While this event is focused on the week of Veterans Day (November 6th-12th), we encourage individuals to continue to shine the light year-round.

Take advantage of the items in our toolkit (below) to announce and publicize your business's participation in Operation Green Light.  Join us in supporting and honoring our local veterans!

You can also use the toolkit items from NACo, the National Association of Counties.