Dare County supports Operation Green Light initiative

Published 2:51 pm Sunday, November 5, 2023

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Dare County has announced the recent passage of a resolution in support of honoring local veterans by participating in Operation Green Light, a National Association of Counties initiative.

That initiative encourages residents and businesses to show support to local veterans by shining green lights throughout their communities to let local veterans know they are seen, appreciated and supported.

The Dare County Board of Commissioners strongly encourages residents and business owners to join in the efforts and recognize the importance of honoring all those who made immeasurable sacrifices to preserve our freedom by displaying green lights at places of business or homes from Nov. 6 through Nov. 19, 2023.

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An array of Dare County government buildings and facilities will be illuminated with green lighting in honor of these local heroes during this time period.

The Nov. 6 through Nov. 19 time period coincides with both Veterans Day and the four-day period during which The Wall That Heals will be on display in the community.

The Wall That Heals is a traveling three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The replica tours the country along with a mobile education center and will be on display at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head from Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023 through Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023.

Honoring the more than 3 million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam War, The Wall That Heals is 375 feet in length and bears the names of the 58,281 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. The free exhibit will be open to the public 24 hours a day during its stay in Dare County this November.