Here’s How To Honor Veterans In Mecklenburg County
MeThis weekend marks a day to honor those who serve or have served in the military for our country. Saturday, November 11 is Veteran’s Day. Community members in Charlotte-Mecklenburg can support veterans by shining a green light at their homes.
It’s all a part of Operation Green Light. It’s a national initiative to support military veterans and raise awareness of their unique challenges. To further support veterans, the Mecklenburg County Veterans Services and other local, state, and national partners have created a number of resources available to veterans and their families.
Meanwhile, in Charlotte, Veteran’s Day and the days leading up to it will shine in ‘green.’ That is thanks to the Mecklenburg County Veterans Services, Charlotte Center City Partners , and the Wells Fargo lighting program. Uptown will be a sea of green. The goal is to light up Charlotte’s skyline on Veterans Day for Operation Green Light. The county encourages other businesses and residents to participate by simply changing one light bulb in their home or property to a green bulb.
Whether you shine your bulb on the exterior for neighbors and passersby to see or the interior that may spark a conversation, the main goal is to shine light and awareness on veterans. Organizers say Operation Green Light is not just focused on Veterans Day — the community is encouraged to shine the light year-round. Residents can take photos and share them on social media using the hashtag #OperationGreenLight.
For more information on Operation Green Light or services available to veterans in Mecklenburg County, visit Veterans.MeckNC.gov.