We invite residents and businesses to join us 11/6-11/12
In honor of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, the Town of Greenfield announced plans to participate in Operation Green Light for Veterans, a nationwide effort created by the Association of Counties to support military veterans. The Town will illuminate its Town Hall building and its Veterans Park with green lights for the week of Veterans Day this year. Greenfield will participate from Nov. 6-12.
The town is encouraging local businesses and residents to also participate, even if they can change one bulb in their home or business to a green bulb. Shining a green light, is intended to spark a conversation with friends, respect veterans and let them and their families know they are appreciated.
“We thought it was too perfect for a town named Greenfield not to miss the chance to literally go green,” said Town Supervisor Kevin Veitch. “We honor our hundreds of military veterans in our council room each month, when we pledge our allegiance to the United States flag alongside all the names of Greenfield veterans. Tying into this national effort was another way to draw attention to our respect for our hometown heroes.”
Greenfield honors veterans with a memorial in its Town Council room, and also has a centrally located ¼ acre park located on Route 9N called Veterans Park that features a flag, a monument and a gazebo. In addition, the town recently held a Veterans Tournament at Brookhaven Golf Course on August 20, which raised $5,778.60, which is being donated to the Saratoga Veterans Agency and the Albany VA Medical Center this week. The national Operation Green Light initiative launched to raise awareness around the unique challenges faced by many veterans and the resources available at the county, state and federal levels to assist veterans and their families.
The Town of Greenfield is home to 8,200 residents in Greenfield, Porter Corners, Middle Grove, Lake Desolation and Maple Ave. It spans more than 41,000 acres of land bordering the Adirondacks and is the largest town in Saratoga County, by square mile.