County launches annual ‘Operation Green Light’
In celebration of National Veterans and Military Families Month, the Madera County Board of Supervisors approved its second annual resolution for the Madera County Government Center building to be illuminated green for the remaining month of November, as part of Operation Green Light, a national collaborative initiative of the National Association of Counties (NACo) to support military veterans, as well as raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by many veterans and the resources that are available at the county, state, and federal level to assist veterans and their families.
The national collaborative is spearheaded by the National Association of Counties and the National Association of County Veteran Service Officers, building upon the successful efforts of the New York State Association of Counties and the NYS County Veteran Service Officers’ Association in 2021.
“After leaving the military, veterans face a number of challenges from mental health issues, physical disabilities, homelessness, relationship barriers, substance abuse, among others” said Josh Christopherson, Madera County Veterans’ Service Officer. “Operation Green Light is a small gesture to show support of the resources available for veterans.”