Released: November 4, 2022
Delaware County Council unanimously passed a resolution on November 2 to recognize Operation Green Light in Delaware County.
Operation Green Light is a new, national, collaborative initiative of the National Association of Counties to support military Veterans, as well as raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by many Veterans, and call attention to the resources that are available at the county, state, and federal level to assist Veterans and their families.
Throughout history, our nation’s brave members of the military and their families have made immense sacrifices for our safety and security. Their service to our country often results in significant stress due to serving in times of war and conflict.
Tragically, those transitioning from military service are at a higher risk for suicide during their first year after military service. Studies show that 44-72 percent of service members experience high levels of stress during the transition from military to civilian life.
“Delaware County has immense respect, admiration, and gratitude for the men and women who have and who currently serve our country in the Armed Forces,” said Delaware County Council Chair Dr. Monica Taylor. “The contributions and sacrifices of the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces have been vital in maintaining the freedoms and way of life enjoyed by Americans. By shining a green light, we are letting Veterans know that they are seen, appreciated, and supported.”
In addition to lighting the Courthouse green, residents and businesses are encouraged to participate by simply changing one light bulb in their house to a green bulb to show our collective appreciation for our Veterans.
More information on Operation Green Light can be found here: https://www.naco.org/articles/operation-green-light-shine-light-veterans%E2%80%99-needs