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Operation Green Light

Operation Green Light is a collaboration between the NYSAC, NYSCEA, the NYS County Veteran Service Officers' Association, and the 62 counties of New York State. Its mission is to show support for veterans of all military conflicts and 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.


How to Participate

Operation Green Light is about shining a light on the service of our veterans. While studies show the vast majority of Americans support America’s veterans, too often that support is not seen or felt by service men and women.

Operation Green Light aims to change that.


Individuals can 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.

By shining a green light, you let veterans know that they are seen, appreciated, and supported.

While this event is focused around the week of Veterans Day, we encourage individuals to continue to shine the light year-round.

Be sure to share your participation on social media using the hashtag #OperationGreenlight.

Green Light Bulbs can be purchased at these or other retailers: AmazonWalmartLowesHome Depot.


Operation Green Light encourages counties, towns, villages, private businesses, and organizations to light their buildings in green the week of Veterans Day.

We encourage you to announce your participation ahead of time via press release and through social media posts (see below for samples) and during Veterans Day week.

Use the hashtag #OperationGreenLight in your posts so others can easily find them.

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