When you see the color green, what do you think of? Grass? Leaves? Whatever your answer, it may soon change as the Greenlight a Vet campaign continues to gain support. Showing proper appreciation for our veterans who are home and out of uniform can be difficult as, in plain clothes, they are more camouflaged than ever. As a result, the Greenlight a Vet campaign seeks to establish visible support for our veteran’s nationwide. This can be done by changing one light to green in a visible location in your home or on your porch.
The campaign highlights the color green as it is the color of renewal, well-being and hope, and because the term “greenlight” typically means to activate forward movement, which is just what Greenlight a Vet seeks to do. Participants are encouraged to take a picture of their green light and post it online with the hashtag #greenlightavet to further show support and appreciation for our veterans. With just one click, participants can also add their support on the Greenlight a Vet Website, which features videos of veterans sharing their stories. Online support for the campaign, which has garnered support from 1,600,000 participants (and counting), will be displayed for all to see on the Greenlight Beacon in New York City during the America’s biggest Veterans Day Parade on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The Greenlight Beacon display will be 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Show you support for our country’s brave and hard-working veterans by changing a light to green.
Participation in the Greenlight a Vet campaign is a quick and easy way to show support to veterans who have actively defended our country for hundreds of years. To our veterans, thank you for your service.