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Lake County joining 'Operation Green Light' in support of local veterans

News-Herald - 11/7/2022

Nov. 7—Lake County officials announced the launching of Operation Green Light for Veterans, an initiative designed to shine a light on the service of area veterans and their families.

The county will be among the supportive counties across the nation participating in Operation Green Light for Veterans on Veterans Day this year, noted Lake County Recorder Becky Lynch, a member of the National Association of Counties Veterans and Military Services Committee which launched the project.

"This is a time to salute and honor the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform," said Commissioner John Hamercheck. "Now more than ever, our veterans need our support."

Support for the initiative can be shown by changing one light bulb in the entryway of homes or businesses to a green bulb.

As a part of Green Light, Lake County will illuminate the courthouse building Nov. 7 — 13.

The Terminal Tower in Cleveland will also be illuminated green on Veterans Day.

"I encourage our entire county to participate," said Commissioner John Plecnik. "It is incredibly important that we show support and gratitude to those who gave, and still give, so much for our freedom."

Jon Warmeling, executive director of the Lake County Veterans Service Center, added it's important that all county citizens know where to direct veterans seeking the information and or assistance they need.

"Our certified and accredited officers are on the front lines ready to assist," he said, addressing the commissioners Nov. 3. "We are all veterans, here to serve veterans, and no veteran in need should ever be left behind."

According to the center, roughly 250,000 members transition out of the armed services each year.

"Our military makes countless sacrifices that sometimes go unnoticed," said Commissioner Mark Tyler. "Operation Green Light is our turn to show veterans and their families that they are honored by their county government and our community."

Residents can share their participation on social media using the hashtag #OperationGreenLight.

Call 440-350-2904 for more information and links to resources available to veterans.


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