By Jayson Knight
Grady County Courthouse will celebrate Vetrans Day in a special way starting Monday, November 6 through Sunday, November 12 with Operation Green Light. OGL is a nationwide effort uniting counties to support military veterans.
Nicole Weissman is the Director of Strategic Communications for the National Association of Counties, the organization behind Operation Green Light.
Weissman said Friday, “Operation Green Light started with our colleagues at the New York State Association of Counties and the New York State County Veterans Service Officers Association in 2021. And in 2022, just last year, NACo (National Association of Counties) joined up along with the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers to make the effort national.
“Operation Green Light looks different in every county. There are counties that will light up a landmark, like a bridge. There are counties that will light up a courthouse or a county office. There are companies we heard from that are distributing green light bulbs, so that residents can shine a green light at their own homes. We have heard from counties that are issuing resolutions, or holding events. It really depends on each county, how they want to recognize it. I think what’s cool and meaningful about this movement is that counties across the country will have this in common, the simple, but deeply symbolic, idea of shining a green light to make sure veterans in our communities are seen and heard.”The hams will be picked up at the NEW Tuttle Ag Fair Barn at 300 N Cimarron rd.
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