Communities Asked To "Greenlight A Vet"

Posted at 8:21 PM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-10 21:31:45-05

Communities all around the country are being encouraged to replace one of the lights at their home with a green light to support the "Greenlight A Vet" initiative. 

Greenlight A Vet is a project supported by Walmart, and the idea is that you put up a green light to show veterans they haven't been forgotten once they take off their uniforms and return to a civilian life. 

"The green light represents all the hard work and dedication our vets put in to defending our country and keeping us free," Bob Steward, assistant manager at the Walmart in Cool Springs, said. 

Nashville Country Music stars have taken to social media to get behind the effort leading up to Veterans Day in hopes that green lights can illuminate every block in Tennessee and around the country.

"November 11th is Veterans Day. I'm asking you to join me in changing a light in your home as I'm doing in mine to green," Craig Morgan said in a social media post. 

Country Artist Scotty McCreery joined in, saying, "I hope you'll join me in lighting up social media as we recognize our nation's veterans." 

While the social media push using the hashtag #GreenlightAVet has been leading up Veterans Day, the goal is to keep the green bulbs lit all year long, showing America's unwavering support of those who put their lives on the line for our freedom.

"It's a very simple thing to do, to replace a light bulb" Steward explained. "It's a great gesture and it costs you 97 cents." 

You can buy the green light bulbs at Walmart where they have special displays dedicated to supporting the Greenlight A Vet project.