As the nation prepares to mark Veterans Day, Governor Larry Hogan today announced the State of Maryland’s participation in Operation Green Light, a new initiative to support military veterans, as well as raise awareness about the resources available to assist veterans and their families. The state’s outreach efforts are being led by the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA), County Veterans Affairs Commissions, the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo), and the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.
“We owe an incredible debt to those who have worn the flag of our nation on their arm, and who put their lives on the line to protect the rights and freedoms that we hold so dear,” said Governor Hogan. “Our veterans serve as a reminder every single day of the immeasurable cost of war, and of the immense price of freedom. Operation Green Light brings us together across the state to show our gratitude to our veterans, and just as importantly, raise awareness for the resources available to them and their families.
Illumination of Landmarks Across The State. Through Operation Green Light—which is spearheaded by the National Association of Counties (NACo)—governments, businesses, and residents are encouraged to participate by simply changing one exterior light bulb to a green bulb. State government buildings scheduled to be illuminated include Government House, Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs cemeteries and memorials, Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, and the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration’s Glen Burnie headquarters. Additional landmarks being illuminated include M&T Bank Stadium, the Baltimore Convention Center, the University of Maryland Medical System, and Johns Hopkins University.