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Operation Green Light 2022

Operation Green Light

The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs was honored to join 10 additional states and 325 county governments in the 2022 National Association of Counties Operation Green Light Initiative.


This past Veterans Day, the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National Association of County Veteran Service Officers (NACVSO) invited the nation’s 3,069 counties, parishes, and boroughs to join Operation Green Light and show support for veterans by lighting our buildings green from November 7 to November 13. By shining a green light, county governments and our residents were able to show veterans know that they are seen, appreciated and supported.

Operation Green Light provided educational opportunities for governments, businesses and individuals to learn more about military culture, suicide prevention, and things veterans want us to know about their service and their transition from military to civilian culture.  Maryland’s participation in the VA/SAMHSA Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and Families provided the forum in which to do so.  Visit the Governor’s Challenge Psych Armor Training Portal to complete free training on a variety of subjects related to the military and veteran culture, women veterans, and suicide prevention.

MDVA collaborated with the NACo, Maryland Association of Counties (MACo), Maryland Municipal League (MML) and County Veterans Affairs Commissions on Operation Green Light this November, and we look forward to seeing Maryland illuminated in green again in 2023.  Infographic highlighting outcomes from our participation, as shared in our MDVA newsletter:

For more photos, visit our Facebook page @MDVeterans.

Read the November 3, 2022 press release here.

Governor's Proclamation

Governor’s Proclamation

Landmarks illuminated the week of November 7 to November 13 or on one day during the week:

Maryland’s Government House/Governor’s Mansion
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs cemeteries and memorials
Motor Vehicle Administration’s Glen Burnie Service Center
Maryland Public Television
Charlotte Hall Veterans Home historic White House
Baltimore’s World Trade Center
Baltimore Convention Center
M & T Bank Stadium
Johns Hopkins University
University of Maryland Medical System
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Canton Tower/Baltimore City
Washington College

Participating Counties/Cities:
Anne Arundel County-
Illuminating Arundel Center
Proclamation, press release, social media

Carroll County-
Illuminating Carroll County Government Building

Calvert County- 
Illuminating county buildings
Proclamation, event
Proclamation signing video

Cecil County-
Cecil College

Charles County-
Illuminating the Charles County Courthouse and distributing green light bulbs
Proclamation, letter to the editor, press release, photos, social media

Frederick County-
Proclamation, event

Harford County-
Proclamation, press release, photos, video, social media, Chamber of Commerce distributing green bulbs

Howard County-
Illuminating Howard Hughes and Howard County Government buildings

Montgomery County-
Illuminating Memorial Plaza
Proclamation, event, press release, photos, video, web page, social media
Proclamation signing video

Queen Anne’s County-
Illuminating Liberty Building and Centreville Circuit Court
Proclamation, press release, photos, social media

Washington County-
Proclamation, event
Proclamation signing video

Supporting Organizations:
Maryland Military Coalition
Maryland Chamber of Commerce
Maryland Association of Counties
National Association of Counties

National Association of Counties Operation Green Light Toolkit
How Carbon County in Pennsylvania is getting involved
Amazon Partners with Counties to Support Veterans
National Association of Counties
Maryland Association of Counties
Maryland Municipal League
County Veterans Affairs Commissions in Maryland
Governor’s Challenge Psych Armor Training Portal

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