Shine a green light in support of veterans

Shine a green light in support of veterans



In honor of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, Washington County will once again participate in Operation Green Light, illuminating green the Public Services Building, Courthouse, Juvenile Services Building and the Justice Services Building in downtown Hillsboro from November 6-12. This initiative of the National Association of Counties aims to support military veterans, raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by many veterans, and make known the resources available to veterans and their families.

Community members are encouraged to participate by simply changing one light bulb in their home or business to a green bulb. Ideally this is an exterior light or an interior lamp near a window.

Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services (DAVS) has a limited supply of green light bulbs available to the public. The office is located at 5240 NE Elam Young Parkway, Suite 300, in Hillsboro and is open weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Community members can also buy green bulbs at local hardware stores or online.

“Operation Green Light draws much needed attention to the challenges veterans face, particularly as they leave active service and return to civilian life,” Veteran Services Supervisor Vicki Horn said. “By shining a green light, we let our county’s 30,000 veterans know they are seen, appreciated and supported.”


Visit or call 503-846-3060 for more information on services available to veterans and their families.