Don’t Forget, Greenlight a Vet

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Over 2 Million people in America have already joined the effort to remember our Veterans!

Over 2 Million people in America have already joined the effort to remember our Veterans!

Marquette, MI  –  November 10, 2015  – It’s easy to forget that we have people keeping us safe when they are taking up arms thousands of miles away. America now has less than 1% of it’s society in the military. 1% may seem like a small number, but that percentage still includes people’s lives. That number is your neighbor’s son in the Air Force, your fiance in the Marines, or your daughter in the Coast Guard.

Veteran's memorial, Rochester Hills, MI taken by Saddleback Photography

Veteran’s memorial, Rochester Hills, MI
taken by Saddleback Photography

Day in and day out that 1% risks their lives to keep war off our island. Day in and day out, with waves 15 feet high, they go out and bring people home, and day in and day out, we forget to remember.

We will never know the names of most of men and women keep our country from harm. Even more wild, they won’t ever know our names either and still fight! Our troops deserve to be remembered.

The men and women of the Air Force, Army, Coast Gaurd, Marines, and Navy protect us without so much as a thank you. This week however, you can send them a thank you, without even knowing who they are.

Across the United States, starting November 11th,  people will be “greenlighting a vet”. Greenlighting a Vet is an event that runs the entire week of Veterans Day. To show your support for the few and the proud, send some support back. Change your porch light to green on Veterans Day for a week to show our Veterans they are Remembered. Visit the official website to mark that you have supported the troops.

Change your porch light to green!

Change your porch light to green!

Why Green?

Green is the color of Hope, Renewal and Well-Being. “Greenlight” is also a commonly used term 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.

Join one of the many Green Light A Vet Facebook groups to show your support for this event and make sure check out the official Greenlight a Vet website for more information.

If you would like to join in this nationwide event, you can pick up a green porch light from Walmart, Lowes or Home Depot.

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