November 4, 2021
From Steuben County: BATH, NY – Steuben County residents are invited to honor military veterans from now through Nov. 11 by participating in Operation Green Light and displaying a green light in a window of their place of business or residence. “The residents of Steuben County have great respect, admiration, and the utmost gratitude for all of the men and women who have selflessly served their country and this community in the Armed Forces,” said county Legislature Chairman Scott Van Etten, R-Caton. “Their contributions and sacrifices have been vital in maintaining the freedoms and way of life enjoyed by our citizens.”
From Allegany County: BELMONT, NY – OPERATION GREEN LIGHT’ is a new collaborative initiative to support veterans of all military conflicts, with a special emphasis on the veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as raise awareness about the challenges faced by many veterans and the resources that are available at the county, state, and federal level to assist veterans and their families.
Residents are encouraged to participate in Operation Green Light by simply changing one light bulb in their house to a green bulb. This can be an exterior light that neighbors and those passing by can see, or an interior light that sparks a conversation with friends.