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For Immediate Release
November 8, 2016

Kathie Osterman, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-9313 

Capitol to Turn Green for Veterans Day

Lincoln—Nebraska’s State Capitol will be green for Veterans Day as part of the “Greenlight A Vet” project.
Outside lights that illuminate the State Capitol will be covered with green gels from dusk on Thursday, November 10 through dawn on Saturday, November 12.

John Hilgert, Director of the Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs and DHHS Director of the Division of Veterans’ Homes, says while this project is a year-round observance, it is especially important on Veterans Day. “This is our chance as a state to show support for those American heroes who have fought for our freedom, and draw attention to this significant day,” he said. Hilgert also encouraged Nebraskans to display green lights in their homes and communities across the state as well.

According to the Greenlight a Vet project, America’s veterans are some of our nation’s bravest, hardest-working men and women. However, it’s hard to show them the appreciation they deserve when, back home and out of uniform, they’re more camouflaged than ever. Greenlight A Vet is a campaign to establish visible national support for our veterans by changing one light to green.

You can find out more information about the Greenlight project at