Grundy County government buildings again go green in honor of Veterans Day

The Grundy County Courthouse located at 706 G Avenue in Grundy Center has been illuminated in green all this week in honor of Veterans Day as part of Operation Greenlight for Veterans. PHOTO COURTESY OF GRUNDY COUNTY

GRUNDY CENTER – In honor of Veterans Day, the Grundy County Courthouse and Annex Building have again been illuminated in green as part of a county government initiative meant to spark a national conversation and ‘greenlight’ Veterans forward as valued members of America’s communities.

The county government buildings have been illuminated in green all week in the lead up to Veterans Day which falls on Saturday (Nov. 11) this year.

“Grundy County is proud to honor our Veterans for their service during this, and every week of the year,” said Joan Watson with Grundy County Veterans Affairs. “Veterans may contact our office in Grundy Center for assistance with health care and claims at 319-825-4952.”

Operation Greenlight for Veterans began a couple years ago in New York and quickly expanded across the country as a partnership between county governments, the National Association of Counties, and the National Association of County Veteran Service Officers.

By changing one light to green – the color of hope, renewal, and well-being – the movement is establishing visible support for Veterans who are often “more camouflaged than ever” once back home in their communities, according to an Operation Greenlight handout.

Operation Greenlight hopes to draw attention to the resources available to assist Veterans and their families at the county, state, and federal levels.

While this event is focused around the week of Veterans Day, participants – including members of the public and businesses – are encouraged to continue shining the green light throughout the year as part of Greenlight A Vet campaign.

To share your support of the campaign, participants are encouraged to take a photo of their green light and post it to social media using the hashtag #greenlightavet.

To learn more about the Greenlight A Vet campaign, visit http://www.greenlightavet.com/