Wright County Lights Courthouse Clock Tower

Amanda Rink, Editor
Support of Veterans for “Operation Green Light”


Kim Demory, Wright County Economic Development

Wright County announced that the Wright County Courthouse has been illuminated green as part of Operation Green Light for Veterans, a nationwide effort by counties, the National  Association of Counties (NACo), and the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers.  

From November 6-12, county buildings and landmarks across the country will be illuminated green to show support for veterans and raise awareness around the resources available at the county, state, and federal levels to assist veterans and their families. 

Now in its second year, Operation Green Light is expected to draw hundreds of counties to participate. The county's role in administering services for veterans includes County Veterans Service Officers helping fellow former service members access more than $52 billion in federal health, disability, and compensation benefits each year, as well as other services supporting the approximately 200,000 service members who transition into civilian communities annually. 

In addition to lighting county buildings, bridges, and other meaningful landmarks, residents, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to participate 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, we let our veterans know that they are seen,  appreciated, and supported.  

Wright County is grateful for those who have served. Through Wright County Veterans Affairs located in  Clarion, there is assistance in applying for a wide range of benefits to our veterans, service members, and their families. These benefits include but are not limited to applying for state and federal benefits, obtaining military records, placing grave markers on eligible veterans’ graves, coordinating transportation to VA  Medical Centers, Iowa Veterans Home, and Veteran lifetime hunting and fishing licenses. 

Wright County Veterans Affairs also offers county-funded relief programs in rent/mortgage payments,  utilities, burial, and the food pantry. For more information on these services, please contact Christine Oliver at (515) 602-6208. 



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