County to turn courthouse green in honor of veterans

You are being asked to turn on a green light at your home or business, to show your support for military veterans.

Bartholomew County officials yesterday announced the community’s participation in Operation Green Light, being organized by the National Association of Counties and the National Association of County Veteran Service Officers. The effort is meant to recognize veterans and their challenges and to raise awareness of the resources available to help them and their families.

In the days around Veterans Day, Nov. 7th through the 13th, the Bartholomew County Courthouse and the Robert N. Stewart bridge leading into Second Street in downtown Columbus will be illuminated green in support of veterans

Bartholomew County Veterans Services Officer Larry Garrity said the effort is meant to make veterans realize that their service mattered and that residents are grateful for their sacrifices. He said “… It is now our turn to make sure they are served by their county government and our community.”

Organizers are asking you to consider lighting a green light inside or outside your home or business during Operation Green Light to show your support.

Photograph from the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.