Hamilton to Join ‘Greenlight A Vet’ Campaign for Veterans Day
Hamilton is going “green” – but
this week, it is for something other than environmental sustainability.
The Township will join in the
‘Greenlight A Vet’ campaign and light its Municipal Building, Health Division
Building and Recreation Division Building green.
“We, as Americans, owe our freedom to those who have served us in the
United States Armed Forces,” says Hamilton Township Mayor Kelly
Yaede. “I’m asking residents to consider joining this effort to express our
community’s gratitude for the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much
for us all.”
The project, which is funded by
Walmart in association with veteran advocacy groups, calls on citizens across
the country to display a green light on Veterans Day (November 11th) in
gratitude for the sacrifices made by our nation’s veterans.
Hamilton will soon be home to two
Walmart locations, including a Super Walmart that will help revitalize the
town’s former Suburban Plaza retail center and become known as the Court at
Hamilton. Walmart has pledged to hire 250,000
veterans by the year 2020.
“This Veterans Day, I would ask all of our residents to thank a veteran
for their service; and this effort is just one way our Municipal Government, as
well as our community and nation can say ‘thank you’,” says
Hamilton Township Council President Dennis Pone.