Locals asked to participate in Operation Green Light for Veterans

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SUBLETTE COUNTY — Municipal buildings throughout Sublette County are lit up green to show support for veterans this Nov. 11. The Sublette County government is participating in Operation Green Light to “let veterans know that they are seen, appreciated and supported,” along with hundreds of other member-communities of the National Association of Counties and the National Association of County Veteran Service Officers

Individuals, businesses and community partners are encouraged to show their support for local veterans and their service to the United States of America by switching out their porch lights with green bulbs or using a membrane to cast a green hue, through Nov. 13.

Operation Green Light for Veterans aims to ensure that former service members have access to the resources they need to thrive.

Although Wyoming is home to the least veterans in the country, nearly 15 percent — or 1,131 Sublette County residents — are former military members, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Sublette County Veterans Service Office connects residents who have served in the military with state and federal benefits and assists veterans with processing their applications for benefits, compensation and health care.

Billie Hamby is the Sublette County Veteran Service officer and holds office hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Pinedale at 219 E. Pine St., Suite 105, Mondays through Thursdays, and in Marbleton at the senior center at 429 E. 1st St., on the first and third Thursdays of the month.

For more information about local resources for veterans, call 307-367-4877.