Courthouse dome will be lighted up in green to show support for military

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 October 2022 at 11:43 am

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ALBION – The dome of the Orleans County Courthouse was illumined in green on Nov. 11, 2021, the 11th day it has been lighted up in support of military personnel transitioning to civilian life. The flags in the photo are by a veterans’ memorial that was spearheaded by the Knights of Columbus.

The Orleans County Legislature on Wednesday approved being a part of “Operation Green Light” from Nov. 1 to Nov. 12 to recognize the service of military personnel and their shift to being a civilian.

County legislators, in a resolution passed on Wednesday, said studies show 44 to 72 percent of service members experience high levels of stress during the transition to civilian life, with many contemplating suicide.

By illumining the dome in green for those days in November, legislators said they want to show support for military personnel making the transition from active service.

Legislators also encouraged residents to display a green light in the window of their homes or where they work as part of “Operation Green Light.”