Operation Green Light for Veterans


In advance of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, the Pickens County Administration Building and Courthouse will be illuminated green Oct. 1 – Nov. 13 for Operation Green Light for Veterans, a new national collaborative initiative of the National Association of Counties (NACo) to support military veterans, as well as raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by many veterans and the resources that are available at the county, state, and federal level to assist veterans and their families. Pickens County residents are encouraged to participate by simply changing one light bulb in their house to a green bulb leading up to Veterans’ Day. This can be an exterior light that neighbors and passersby see, or an interior light that sparks a conversation with friends. Local businesses are also welcome to participate by illuminating their business green, especially during the week of Veterans’ Day, November 6-12, 2022.

We’ll also be shining a light on veterans beginning October 3rd by recognizing Pickens County employees who have served on our social media feed. We hope that other veterans will see their stories and know Pickens County hires heroes and there's a place for them here. “We want to make sure our veterans know that their service mattered, that we are grateful for their sacrifices, and that it is now our turn to make sure they are served by their county government and our community,” said County Administrator Ken Roper. “We want these important citizens to know that their learned skills and demonstrated record of service can be a valuable part of our county and its workforce. These folks are our heroes, and we are ready to offer them more avenues of service. Whether it be with our emergency services like Fire, EMS, Detention, or Dispatch, we are #hiringheroes here in Pickens County.”

By shining a green light, we let our veterans know that they are seen, appreciated, and supported. You can share your participation on social media using the hashtag #OperationGreenLight.

The Pickens County Veterans’ Affairs staff stands ready to assist veteran residents year-round. You can learn more by visiting Pickens County Veterans’ Affairs Office at 222 McDaniel Ave. Pickens, SC 29671, emailing, or calling 864-898-5926.