FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 3, 2023
(Douglas County, Ore.) The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Tom Kress, Chris Boice and Tim Freeman issued a proclamation on October 25, 2023, calling upon all citizens of Douglas County to celebrate November as Veterans and Military Families Month. The proclamation recognized and invited residents to honor our veterans and military families for the sacrifices they have made for our Country.
In addition to the proclamation, the Commissioners are proud to announce that Douglas County will also be participating in Operation Green Light! During the month of November (Veterans and Military Families Month) the front of the Douglas County Courthouse will be illuminated with green lights to show our appreciation and support for veterans and their families. We encourage everyone to shine a light of hope and support or veterans by placing a green light on their porch or outside light fixture. The green lights on the courthouse will remain on display through the end of November. Along with the proclamation this gesture provides credence of our commitment to our motto, “In Douglas County, We Honor Veterans!”
Americans have a long and proud history of serving our nation’s veterans, a legacy that continues to this day as our Commissioners and Departments work with our federal, state, and local partners to ensure that the former service members have access to the resources they need to thrive. This Veterans and Military Families Month, we join with the National Association of Counties (NACo), the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers (NACVSO) and other counites, parishes, and boroughs in the U.S.A. with Operation Green Light to show our support for veterans and let them know that they are seen, appreciated, and supported.
As a reminder, please join the Commissioners in honoring our veterans today and every day, but especially during the month of November, on Veterans Day and at the 68th Annual Douglas County Veterans Day Parade in downtown Roseburg, on Saturday, November 11, 2023. For more information about the Douglas County Veterans Day Parade visit: https://or-douglascounty.civicplus.com/507/Veterans-Day-Parade-Committee. The proclamation presented on October 25, 2023, is a reminder and encouragement for our citizens to honor our veterans and rededicate themselves to the preservation of our liberties under the Constitution of the United States.
Light it Green for America’s Veterans! For more information about Operation Green Light visit: https://www.naco.org/program/operation-green-light-veterans.
Media Contact: Tamara Howell, Douglas County Emergency Communications & Community Engagement Specialist, Douglas County Public Affairs Office | Office: (541) 957-4896 | Cell: (541) 670-2804 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org