America’s counties have a long and proud history of serving our nation’s veterans, a legacy that continues to this day as we work with our federal, state and local partners to ensure that the former service members have access to the resources they need to thrive.  

Once again this Veterans Day, the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers (NACVSO) invite the nation’s 3,069 counties, parishes, and boroughs to join Operation Green Light and show support for veterans by lighting our buildings green from November 6-12. By shining a green light, county governments and our residents will let veterans know that they are seen, appreciated and supported.  

To show support, counties are encouraged to use this template to pass a resolution declaring your county’s participation in Operation Green Light. 

Getting Started

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Take a few minutes to learn how to shop for Operation Green Light supplies and support veteran-owned businesses year-round with Amazon Business.

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Suggested Operation Green Light supplies

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Outreach Resources

Below, access materials to assist you in your outreach efforts. We encourage counties participating in Operation Green Light to contact members of Congress, engage with local news media, and utilize social media to show your county’s efforts and encourage participation.

Use this template to pass a resolution declaring your county’s participation in Operation Green Light.

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Download the Operation Green Light flyer to spread the word and share key information on how to participate.

Download Flyer

Use this template ahead of November 6 to spread the word about Operation Green Light and encourage individuals, businesses, non-profits and other organizations to participate. Use this template between November 6 and November 12 to announce your county’s participation in Operation Green Light and share photos of county buildings illuminated in green.

Sample Release | Ahead of Nov. 6

Sample Release | Nov. 6–12

Use this template ahead of November 6 to spread the word about Operation Green Light and encourage individuals, businesses, non-profits and other organizations to participate.

Sample Letter

Use these templates to ask your congressional delegation to support Operation Green Light and advance county federal policy priorities for veterans.

Sample Letter to U.S. House Representative(s)

Sample Letter to U.S. Senators

Share this toolkit with your Members of Congress to help them join the Operation Green Light campaign.

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Social Media Toolkit

Use these graphics and sample social media posts to encourage participation in Operation Green Light and showcase your efforts.

We are excited to announce that [COUNTY] is joining our colleagues across the nation in launching #OperationGreenLight for Veterans, an initiative designed to shine a light on the service of our veterans and their families.

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. #OperationGeenLight for Veterans

As part of #OperationGreenLight for Veterans, [COUNTY] is illuminating our buildings green beginning on [DATE] and we encourage individuals and businesses to join!

Roughly 250,000 members transition out of the armed services each year. Join #OperationGreenLight for Veterans to help shine a light to support and welcome our veterans home.

By shining a green light, we aim to let veterans know that they are seen, appreciated and supported. Join us in #OperationGreenLight for Veterans by changing one light bulb in the entryway of your house or business to a green bulb.

This #VeteransDay, join us in shining a light of hope and support. Join #OperationGreenLight and let’s turn [COUNTY] green for our veterans.

The office of [NAME OF MEMBER] is joining #OperationGreenLight for Veterans with counties across the nation to shine a light on the service of our veterans and their families!

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. #OperationGeenLight for Veterans

As part of #OperationGreenLight for Veterans, [COUNTIES] in [STATE] are illuminating its buildings green from Nov. 6 - 12. My office is proud to turn on a green light in support of veterans in [COUNTY or STATE]

Veterans in [STATE/DISTRICT], look for #OperationGreenLight in your county this Veterans Day to know you're seen, supported and welcomed. You can also visit [NAME OF COUNTY DEPARTMENT] to access resources and services to help your transition to civilian life

The office of Representative [NAME] is proud to cosponsor H.Res 750 in support of #OperationGreenLight for Veterans, which highlights the many county resources available to veterans in [DISTRICT]. Join me in shining a green light from Nov. 6 - 12!

This #VeteransDay, join us in shining a light of hope and support. Join #OperationGreenLight and let’s turn [COUNTY] green for our veterans

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Share Your County's Story

Highlight how your county is participating

Use our submission form to share how your county is participating in Operation Green Light for Veterans.

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NACo President Mary Jo McGuire

NACo Veterans and Military Services Committee Chair Trista Martinson

Sponsors

Operation Green Light is built upon efforts by the New York State Association of Counties and the NYS County Veteran Service Officers’ Association, who originated this work in 2021. 

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Program Contacts

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Rachel Mackey

Legislative Director – Human Services & Education | Veterans & Military Services
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Nicole Weissman

Director of Strategic Communications

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