Trinity County to Participate in Operation Green Light in Support of Local Veterans
The Trinity County Veteran Services Office will illuminate the windows of the Trinity County Courthouse with green lighting in support of Operation Green Light for Veterans from November 6th through November 12th. This initiative is a nationwide effort to raise awareness around the unique challenges faced by veterans and their families, and the resources available to assist.
Trinity County is home to approximately 1,000 veterans. As many as two-thirds may not be receiving all benefits to which they are entitled. The Trinity County Veteran Services Office identifies eligible veterans and their families, determines what needs they may have, assists with applying for benefits, advocates on their behalf, and when necessary, refers to partner agencies.
The Veteran Services Office staffs a satellite office twice per month in Hayfork, travels to meet veterans as needed, and provides services via phone, mail and email. The office also contributes a monthly article to the Trinity Journal to bring awareness to veterans’ issues.
Operation Green Light is spearheaded by the National Association of Counties and the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers. Government buildings around the nation will shine green for one week in honor of those who selflessly gave our nation the best years of their lives.
The Trinity County Veteran Services welcomes participation in Operation Green Light and encourages residents to display a green light in or on their houses or places of business. Everyone can play a role in raising awareness and supporting our veterans.
Veterans have contributed to our community in countless ways. By shining a green light, we let our veterans know they are seen, appreciated, welcomed and supported.