Green Light a Vet

What is the proper amount of thanks to give someone who took an oath vowing to protect you, our country, and our ideals with their very lives if it should come to that? Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 7.55.20 AMAnd if an adequate amount of thanks isn't possible what can you do to show your support and gratitude for the blank checks written in blood by our military personnel? You can go green. Blue Star Families, Team Red White and Blue, The Wounded Warriors Project, and Wal-Mart have teamed up to shine a green light on our veterans. Green Light A Vet is not just for November 11. It's something that you can do everyday to show your support for our military, and our veterans. Greenlight A Vet is a campaign to establish visible national support for our veterans by changing one light to green.  Green was chosen because Green is the color of hope, renewal and well-being. “Greenlight” is also a term commonly used to activate forward movement. The simple action of changing one light to green is intended to spark a national conversation regarding the recognition of veterans, and "greenlight" them forward as valued members of our communities.

One small action, one small act kindness can start a wave a goodwill. Sometimes the smallest actions mean the most. Our military supports us day in an day out without asking for anything in return. What would it mean if we turned on a green light for them to show our solidarity? During Desert Storm everyone in my family had a yellow ribbon in the window for our family members in the military. I remember the sense of peace and gratitude whenever I went somewhere and saw a yellow ribbon displayed. It meant they understood, it meant they got us, and I knew whatever happened we weren't in it alone. That's what this #greenlightavet campaign id. It's your chance to let the veterans know you get it. It's another chance to say we stand with you. We thank you for your sacrifice and appreciate it.

Some of my favorite people, friends, and loved ones are veterans. If I started naming them all we'd be here all day. So instead I'll say no thanks could ever be enough for the immense sacrifices you have given for our freedom. It was an honor to serve with my band of brothers and sisters. I hope my green light will be a beacon of hope, renewed, and strength for a veteran here in my community. Though the rays of my green light won't fall on my loved ones who have served, and continue to serve I pray that somewhere someone else lights a green light for them to see.

For more information on what you can do to Green Light a Vet go to Share on Facebook, and Twitter using #greenlightavetor go to and find a green light template you can use to turn your profile picture into a green light for our veterans. Thank you and God Bless all who have served, are serving or will serve in the future. We are the home of the Free because of the BRAVE. Please turn Green Light a Vet and show your support. More stories like Nathan's can be found at