City of Pinehust 'GreenLights' vets

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The City of Pinehurst is participating in the GreenLight a Vet campaign, announced Pinehurst Police Chief Fred R. Hanauer III Oct. 30.

“America’s veterans are some of our nation’s bravest, hardest-working men and women,” Hanauer said. “However, it’s hard to show them the appreciation they deserve when, back home and out of uniform, they’re more camouflaged than ever.  ‘GreenLight A Vet’ is a campaign to establish visible national support for our veterans by changing one light to green.

“Green is the color of hope, renewal and well-being. ‘GreenLight’ is also a term commonly used to activate forward movement. The simple action of changing one light to green is intended to spark a national conversation regarding the recognition of veterans, and ‘GreenLight’ them forward as valued members of our communities.” According to Hanauer, the campaign urges Americans to change one light to green in a visible location on the porch, inside the home, or at the office and to keep it glowing every day as a symbol of appreciation and support for veterans. Participants are encouraged to share their support by taking a picture of their green lights and posting them to social media sites using the hashtag #greenlightavet.

Pinehurst City Administrator Robbie Hood, who is himself a veteran, has changed all exterior lighting at the City of Pinehurst Municipal building to green and will continue to display the sign of support for veterans through Nov. 11, Veterans Day. To show your support, “GreenLight a Vet” and change one bulb to green. See more details and a video at