COUNTY NEWS RELEASE
In advance of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, Los Alamos County announced its plans to illuminate the County Municipal Building and the Justice Center with green lights from November 6-12 as part of Operation Green Light for Veterans, a nationwide effort uniting counties across the nation to support military veterans. The initiative, in its second year and led by the National Association of Counties (NACo), 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.
Los Alamos County seeks to honor individuals who have made countless sacrifices for freedom by placing themselves in harm’s way for the good of all. Veterans continue to serve our community in the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, religious groups, civil service, and by functioning as County Veterans Service Officers who help fellow former service members access more than $52 billion in federal health, disability and compensation benefits each year, as well as other services supporting the approximately 200,000 service members who transition into civilian communities annually.
In addition to lighting county buildings, Los Alamos County officials encourage residents, businesses, and other organizations 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, community members can demonstrate their respect, admiration, and gratitude for all the veterans who have selflessly served in the Armed Forces. Their contributions and sacrifices have been vital in maintaining the freedoms and way of life enjoyed by our citizens.
Counties and residents across the country are sharing their participation on social media using the hashtag #OperationGreenLight.
Learn more about Operation Green Light through the National Association of Counties.