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Posted on: November 8, 2022

Pitt County Supports “Operation Green Light for Veterans”

PITT COUNTY, N.C. – The Pitt County Board Commissioners read the resolution supporting National Association of Counties “Operation Green Light for Veterans” (OGL) on Monday, November 7, 2022. Pitt County honors veterans who have paid the high price for freedom by placing themselves in harm's way by illuminating the Pitt County Courthouse, located at 100 West 3rd Street, Greenville, N.C., green the week of Veterans Day, November 7-13, 2022.

 

OGL’s mission is to demonstrate support for veterans, raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by veterans and highlight resources that are available at the county, state, and federal level to assist veterans and their families. Approximately 200,000 service members transition to civilian communities annually. Veterans continue to serve the community after transitioning to civilian life by way of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, religious groups, civil service, and by functioning as County Veteran Service Officers in 29 states to help fellow former service members access more than $52 billion in federal health, disability and compensation benefits each year. 

 

“Pitt County has great respect, admiration and the utmost gratitude for all the men and women who selflessly served our country and this community in the Armed Forces. We appreciate the sacrifices of our United States military personnel as they have been vital in maintaining the 

freedoms and way of life enjoyed by our citizens,” says Janis Gallagher, Pitt County Manager.

 

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Pitt County encourages all counties, municipalities and citizens to recognize “Operation Green Light for Veterans” by displaying a green light in a window of their place of business or residence November 7-13, 2022.

 

For more information about OGL, visit NACo.org or Veteran Services in Pitt County at www.PittCountyNC.gov/VeteranServices

 

The Mission of Pitt County Government is to enhance the health, safety, and well-being of our community by advocating for and providing quality services in a friendly and cost-effective manner. Learn more: www.PittCountyNC.gov 

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