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(Lawrenceville, Ga., Nov. 8, 2023) – The Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center will be illuminated green as part of Operation Green Light for Veterans. The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners announced today with a proclamation presented to local veterans that the County is participating in the nationwide effort by counties, the National Association of Counties, and the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers.

Gwinnett County Government honors and supports veterans through various services and events. In collaboration with the Disabled American Veterans Gwinnett Chapter 90, navigators at the Gwinnett Senior Services Center in Lawrenceville assist veterans and their families with completing VA paperwork and filing claims and connecting to valuable resources like food, transportation, workforce development, housing and childcare. Events have included a recent Stand Down event hosted by Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson and special recognition of women veterans earlier this year, as well as the upcoming annual Veterans Day ceremony taking place Saturday.

“Veterans Day is not just a date on the calendar – it’s an opportunity for our communities to come together and express our gratitude to the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much for our nation,” said District 3 Commissioner Jasper Watkins III, a retired Army lieutenant colonel. “My hope is that Gwinnett becomes the model community for how to welcome our veterans home.”

Residents, businesses and other organizations are encouraged to participate in Operation Green Light by simply changing one light bulb in their home 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 will know they are seen, appreciated and supported.

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