GreenLight a Vet

We pass veterans everyday whether we know it or not. This Veteran’s Day, people showed their appreciation in a new, different way.

Zoe Slagel, Columnist

Veteran’s Day has passed, and the executive director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Dr. Mike Haynie, showed us a different way to show our appreciation. About 3 million lights across the United States shined brightly this past week to show their appreciation of the men and women who have served our country.

“Green is the color of hope, renewal and well-being. ‘Greenlight’ is also a term commonly used to activate forward movement. The simple action of changing one light to green is intended to spark a national conversation regarding the recognition of veterans, and ‘greenlight’ them forward as valued members of our communities,” writes a spokesperson from Greenlight a Vet.

Over one million people supported this idea this Veteran’s Day. If you saw a bright green light this past week, you can count on it that they were appreciating our veterans.