The Old Courthouse in downtown Noblesville has been lit green as part of a new initiative between the county and three organizations meant to show support for veterans and raise awareness of the challenges they face.
The initiative, known as Operation Green Light, is between Hamilton County, the Indiana Association of Counties, the National Association of Counties and the National Association of County Veteran Service Officers, according to the organization.
Operation Green Light’s mission is to show support for veterans of all military conflicts, as well as raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by many veterans and their families and the resources that are available at the county, state and federal levels to assist them.
“By shining the green light, we’re expressing our profound gratitude for the sacrifices and contributions our veterans and their families made on the battle at home,” said Steve Dillinger, president of the Hamilton County Commissioners. “At a time when our country is faced with so many issues, we can all agree that those individuals who risked and sacrificed their lives to protect our country and our way of life deserve our support. I encourage everyone to join us in displaying a green light.”
County officials encourage the public to participate by simply changing one light bulb in their home to a green bulb, which can be an exterior light that neighbors and those driving by can see or an interior light inside one’s home. While Operation Green Light is focused around the week of Veterans Day, the public is encouraged to continue shining the light year-round.
“By shining a green light, we are letting our veterans know that they are seen, appreciated and supported,” according to a statement from the county.