Chatham County historic courthouse shines green light in support of veterans

Pittsboro, NC – Chatham County announces that the Historic Courthouse in Pittsboro is illuminated green as part of Operation Green Light, a new initiative between Chatham County, the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, the National Association of Counties, and the National Association of County Veteran Service Officers.

Operation Green Light’s mission is to show support for veterans of all military conflicts, as well as raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by many veterans (and their families) and the resources that are available at the county, state, and federal levels to assist veterans and their families.

At their Regular Session on October 17, 2022, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Supporting Operation Green Light for Veterans.

“By shining the green light, we’re expressing our profound gratitude for the contributions and sacrifices our veterans and their families made on the battlefield and at home.” said Karen Howard, Chatham County Board of Commissioners Chair. “At a time when our country is faced with many issues, we can all agree that those individuals who risked and sacrificed their lives fighting to protect our country and our way of life deserve our support. I encourage everyone to join with us in displaying a green light for our veterans and their families.”

Residents are encouraged to participate by simply changing one light bulb in their house to a green bulb. This can be an exterior light that neighbors and passersby see, or an interior light that sparks a conversation with friends. By shining a green light, veterans know that they are seen, appreciated, and supported.

While this event is focused around the week of Veterans Day (November 7th -13th), participants are encouraged to continue shining the light year-round. Participants are encouraged to share their participation on social media using the hashtag #OperationGreenLight.

Individuals may visit or for more information and links to resources available to veterans.