Greenlight A Vet: Honoring Our Veterans

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as a participant in the Walmart Moms Program.

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This week we’ve officially changed our porch light to a green bulb to show our support and appreciation for Veterans. The Greenlight a Vet movement is one i’m proud to join in on because honoring our Veterans isn’t something we do often enough. Unless we personally know our veterans we don’t know who they are. It’s time they see our support one green light at a time!

What is the #GreenlightAVet Movement?

It’s a chance to show those who put their lives on the line, took time away from their families, and wore a uniform proudly for our countries freedom, that we continue to appreciate their time serving our country. That they aren’t forgotten. Greenlight A Vet is a campaign to establish visible national support for our Veterans by changing one light to green.

The color green means hope, renewal and well-being. “Greenlight”  is also a term that means to move forward.  So when we change our light to green we  show our recognition for Veterans!

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This is especially important to our family because the hubs is a Veteran. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy for 8 years. Since leaving active duty he isn’t recognized as a Veteran because he isn’t wearing a uniform. Unless he shares he’s served or you know our family personally, he isn’t recognized. 

I asked him how he felt about the Greenlight A Vet movement and he said “Sometimes being a Veteran feels like we are forgotten we all just want to be supported and remembered.”

 

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I encourage you to learn more about Greenlight a Vet movement, visit your local Walmart to purchase a green light (who is proudly supporting this movement) and change your porch light to show your support! 

Supporting our veterans doesn’t stop at a Green light Learn of other ways you can help support our veterans! Walmart is committed to greenlighting veterans in a variety of ways:

  • Hiring 250,000 veterans by 2020 through its Welcome Home Commitment
  • Supporting organizations focused on job training, education and community-based collaboration

The next time you turn on your green porch light, know that a Veteran will know you still remember, appreciate, and support them! 

How will you be honoring our veterans?

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