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Green Light a Vet

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By: Erin Smith

Our military often make huge sacrifices in order to safeguard our freedoms including time spent away from families, jobs, and friends. For many families, having a loved one serving in the military means sending their loved one into harm’s way.  Some families have paid the ultimate sacrifice with the loss of a loved one.

Often, when our veterans return to their communities and to their civilian life, their sacrifices and contributions are forgotten. There is an effort afoot to try to change that and it is called Green Light a Vet.

According to the website, the color green signifies “hope, renewal and well-being.”

The way it works is you change a front porch light or light in your front window to a green bulb. Turn it on and take a picture. You post the picture using the hashtag #greenlightavet on your Facebook or Twitter page.

On the website there is a place one can select to upload their photos that will be displayed during the annual Veteran’s Day parade held on Wednesday, Nov. 11, in New York City.

Send us your #greenlightavet photos to

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