ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - After hearing of the Walmart program asking communities to light their homes with a green light to support veterans, a local non-profit have stepped up in support. Roselle 24/7 and Roselle Park 24/7 owned by TAPinto Roselle Publisher Kathy Lloyd are asking the residents in their towns to “Light a Green Light” on their homes for the week leading up to Veterans Day.
The Borough of Roselle is supporting the event by having a green light set up to shine on the American flag in front of borough hall. “When the director of Roselle 24/7 contacted me about this program, I thought it was a wonderful idea and the Borough had be involved,” said Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau.
According to the Walmart program, “Greenlight A Vet” shines a light on the impact transitioning veterans make in and out of uniform in communities across the country.
The color green symbolizes "hope, renewal and well-being." The term "green light" is also a term used to convey forward movement — in this case, moving veterans forward as valued members of the community.
The campaign helps to creates a visible and actionable national support for America’s veterans and their families, according to Walmart.
“When I heard about the green light project, I could not wait to get our team involved,” said Joe DeIorio, Director of Roselle Park 24/7.
“We are urging everyone to to light their homes to show veterans that we understand and we care,” said Lloyd, “We are hoping that many residents will join in to show their support.”
Those interested in participating in the campaign are encouraged to change one light to green in a visible location, such as a porch light at home or an office light at work and keep it glowing every day as a sign of support for the nation's veterans. The lights will remain until Veteran's Day on November 11.
For more information on the Walmart “Greenlight A Vet” program, click here.