Operation Green Light

Owego Pennysaver, October 10, 2021:

Tioga County officially announced participation in Operation Green Light.  Operation Green Light is about showing support and gratitude for men and women in uniform.

In a prepared press release, the Tioga County Legislative Chair, Martha Sauerbrey, wrote, “Its mission is to show support for Veterans of all military conflicts, with a special emphasis on the Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as raise awareness about the challenges they face.”

Tioga County will read and present an Executive Proclamation at the Legislature’s Tenth Regular Meeting planned for Oct. 12 at noon.

Tioga County is encouraging area residents to recognize the importance of honoring all those who made immeasurable sacrifices in preserving freedom by displaying a green light in a window of the residence and/or business.  This can be an exterior light that neighbors and passersby see, or an interior light that sparks a conversation with friends.  

Tioga County’s iconic Courthouse will be illuminated green to honor and support our Veterans who selflessly served our great Nation.

Tioga County is asking everyone to join in this meaningful tribute.

The release continued “Green is the color of hope, renewal, and wellbeing.  By this simple act of changing one light to green, we can spark meaningful conversations regarding the recognition of Veterans and help ‘green light’ them forward and let them know that they are seen, appreciated, and supported.