County’s Operation Green Light Program honors veterans

Veterans, family and friends attended Chester County’s Operation Green Light program on the steps of the Historic Courthouse this week. Operation Green Light, from November 6-12, shines a light on the contribution of veterans nationwide, including the 24,000-plus veterans in Chester County.

Chester County marked the start of Operation Green Light this week with a ceremony honoring the county’s 24,000-plus veterans, held in front of the County’s Historic Courthouse.

Operation Green Light recognizes the sacrifices of veterans nationwide, shining a green light to show that veterans and their families are seen and appreciated.  Chester County joins counties across the U.S., and from November 6-12 the Historic Courthouse will be illuminated in green.

The Chester County Department of Veterans Affairs and Coatesville VA Medical Center encouraged residents and businesses in the county to add their support for Operation Green Light by replacing a porch light or lamp with a green light bulb.  Through a donation by Walmart, thousands of free green light bulbs were available to help with the support.

Speakers at the County’s Operation Green Light event included Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz and Josh Maxwell; Jim Oram, Chair of the Chester County Veterans Advisory Council; Devin Hill, Chester County Veterans’ Service Officer; Jennifer Harkins, Director of the Coatesville VA Medical Center; Andrew Lippert, Decorated Veteran and Congressional Aide for Rep. Chrissy Houlahan; and Dawn Young, Market Manager for Walmart.

For more information on the programs and services offered to veterans and their families by the Chester County Department of Veterans Affairs, visit

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