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Barnstable County’s ‘Operation Green Light for Veterans’ 

Barnstable County, MA – November 2, 2023 — Barnstable County’s Superior Courthouse will be illuminated in green light as part of Operation Green Light for Veterans, a nationwide effort by the National Association of Counties (NACo), and the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers.  

During the week of November 6 – 12, the County’s Superior Courthouse will illuminate its cupola and statues, featuring Mercy Otis Warren and James Otis Warren, in green light.     

Now in its second year, Operation Green Light is expected to draw hundreds of counties to participate.  Through this symbolic green illumination, Barnstable County sends the message that veterans are appreciated and supported. 

“Operation Green Light for Veterans is an important way for Barnstable County to honor and show support for veterans in our community”, said County Administrator Beth Albert. 

In addition to illuminating Superior Courthouse, residents, businesses and other organizations are encouraged to participate by simply changing one light bulb in their home to a green bulb. This can be an exterior light that neighbors and passersby see, or an interior light that sparks a conversation with friends. By shining a green light, we let our veterans know that they are seen, appreciated, and supported.  

Counties and residents across the country are sharing their participation on social media using the hashtag #OperationGreenLight.  

For more information on Operation Green Light, click here.  

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