Schenectady County lighting bridges and buildings green to honor veterans

Schenectady County’s bridges and buildings will be glowing with green from November 6-12 to honor the county’s 8,200+ veterans. This is part of the nationally recognized “Operation Greenlight” project.

Key Hall, the train station, and the county’s municipal parking garage are just a few of the Schenectady downtown buildings that will be illuminated in green starting on Monday in acknowledgment of the veterans’ service, said the Schenectady County Legislature.

The Schenectady County Legislature also announced they will be considering a resolution in support of “Operation Greenlight” at their upcoming meeting on November 8.

“Participating in ‘Operation Greenlight’ is one way we can acknowledge and honor our veterans, and ensure that their dedication and selfless service to our country and community are never forgotten”, Holly Vellano, Schenectady County legislator and Chair of the Military Affairs & Veterans Committee, said.

Veterans in the Capital Region can sign-up to participate in the new Veterans Division of the 54th Annual Holiday Parade, Schenectady County Legislature said.

The Honor-A-Veteran program in collaboration with the Schenectady County’s Veterans Service Agency will continue to recognize veterans born or who currently reside in the county, said the county legislature.

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