FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — By an official, unanimous proclamation of the Coconino County Board of Supervisors, several buildings and facilities throughout Coconino County will be illuminated with green lights now through November 12 as part of Operation Green Light. The buildings will include the County Courthouse Clock Tower and Administrative buildings in downtown Flagstaff, the Justice Center in Williams, and many more.
Operation Green Light is a national initiative of the National Association of Counties (NACo) to recognize U.S. military veterans, as well as raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by many veterans and the resources available at the county, state, and federal level to assist veterans and their families.
Residents and businesses 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.
“This is so important as there are many veterans who need access to services or just some guidance to help them find those services,” commented Matt Ryan, Supervisor for District 3 and a United States Marine Corps veteran. “Anyone can put a green light in their home’s window or in a front porch light to help us truly honor and recognize our veterans.”
By shining a green light, we let our veterans know that they are seen, appreciated, and supported. While this event is focused around the week of Veterans Day, we encourage County residents to continue shining the light year-round to let our veterans know they are never forgotten.
America’s counties are home to 17.5 million veterans. Coconino County is deeply invested in veterans’ health and well-being, often serving as a veteran’s first point of contact in the community for accessing services. Counties support veterans’ access to stable housing, employment, education, and critical mental health services that treat trauma and prevent suicide.
Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) provides numerous services to our veterans and their families.
Coconino County Health and Human Services:
Main Office 2625 N. King Street Flagstaff, AZ 86004 (928) 679-7272
Northern Region Office 467 Vista Ave. Page, AZ 86040 (928) 645-9400