The National Association of Counties is promoting Operation Greenlight ahead of Veterans Day this year, as they continue to honor our bravest men and women who have served.
It would be terrific, if Orange and Osceola County would participate.
Here is a description from there website (original HERE)
“Once again this Veterans Day, the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers (NACVSO) invite the nation’s 3,069 counties, parishes, and boroughs to join Operation Green Light and show support for veterans by lighting our buildings green from November 6-12. By shining a green light, county governments and our residents will let veterans know that they are seen, appreciated and supported.”
Seminole County is already a participant. They did it with one of their fire stations.
Now, there are plenty of buildings that both counties could use. It would be great if Orange County could work with the City of Orlando and light up the Lake Eola Fountain in green the weekend of the parade, but honestly it would be great to just have the participation. And Osceola has plenty of beautiful locations they could use.
Yes, the Orange County Clerk has a program named Operation Greenlight, but there wouldn’t be too much confusion.
It would mean a lot, even if I won’t be there to see it.
This is because there are still a lot of veterans struggling in the greater Orlando area. Heck, I can’t even afford to live in my own hometown anymore after struggling on three different occasions.
The least we could do is put in a green light bulb for a week.
And then pledge to back up what we show everyone with substance to take better care of our veterans even after the parades are over.
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