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Courthouse will be "greenlighted" this week

Why is the Historic Courthouse lit up in green this week?

It's to honor veterans. Henderson County commissioners tonight are scheduled to adopt a resolution in support of Operation Green Light for Veterans, which expresses appreciation for military veterans and concern for those who experience stress as they transition from military to civilian life. The resolution urges homes and businesses to join the effort by burning green lights this week.

Here is the resolution:

WHEREAS, the residents of Henderson County have great respect, admiration, and the utmost gratitude for all the men and women who have selflessly served our country and this community in the Armed Forces; and
WHEREAS, the contributions and sacrifices of the men and women who served in the Armed Forces have been vital in maintaining the freedoms and way of life enjoyed by our citizens; and

WHEREAS, Henderson County seeks to honor these individuals who have paid the high price for freedom by placing themselves in harm’s way for the good of all; and WHEREAS, Approximately 200,000 service members transition to civilian communities annually; and
WHEREAS, an estimated 20 percent increase of service members will transition to civilian life in the near future; and
WHEREAS, studies indicate that 44-72 percent of service members experience high levels of stress during transition from military to civilian life; and
WHEREAS, the Henderson County appreciates the sacrifices of our United State Military Personnel and believes specific recognition should be granted;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Henderson County Board of Commissioners and the citizens of Henderson County recognize the immeasurable value and valiant contributions made by our veterans during war time and peace time. The Henderson County Historic Courthouse will be illuminated in green light from November November 7th through November 13th in support of all our veterans. We encourage the businesses and residents of Henderson County to join us by displaying their own green
Adopted this the 7th day of November, 2022.