Allegany County, NY, has been observing Veterans Day all week by illuminating the County Office Building in Belmont as part of Operation Green Light, a nationwide initiative to support veterans.
The effort is designed to raise awareness about the challenges faced by many veterans and resources which are available at the county, state, and federal level to assist them and their families.
Free green light bulbs are being provided while supplies last for public display through support from the Allegany Senior Foundation and the Allegany County Office for the Aging, with the lights available at the aging office in the Crossroads facility at 6085 County Road 19 North, Belmont.
By displaying a green light, veterans know that they are seen, appreciated, and supported, according to the Allegany County Veterans Agency.
While this observance is focused around the week of Veterans Day today, participants are encouraged to continue shining the light all year.
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