Cass County to launch ‘Operation Green Light’ in support of local veterans

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Fargo, ND) -- In advance of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, Cass County Government has announced that county buildings will be illuminated green November 7th through the 13th as part of Operation Green Light.

The initiative 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 the resources that are available at the county, state, and federal level to assist veterans and their families.

“I really hope our community can continue to shine a green light for our veterans well after this special week,” said Cass County Veterans Services Director Chris Deery. “Shining a green light represents the care and support we have for all of our veterans and this movement can point veterans to offices like ours to help them get the benefits they deserve.”

In addition to lighting county buildings, residents and businesses are encouraged to participate by simply changing one light bulb in their house to a green bulb. This can be an exterior light that neighbors and passersby see, or an interior light that sparks a conversation with friends.

For more information and links to resources available to veterans in the area, click here.