Citrus County Lights County Landmarks in Support of Veterans

Citrus County Lights County Landmarks in Support of Veterans

You may have noticed that certain Citrus County buildings have been illuminated green this month. 
This signifies Citrus County’s participation in Operation Green Light for Veterans, a nationwide 
effort by counties, the National Association of Counties (NACo), and the National Association of 
County Veterans Service Officers. By shining a green light, we let our veterans know that they are 
seen, appreciated, and supported.

From November 6-12, county buildings and landmarks across the country were illuminated green to 
show support for veterans and raise awareness around the resources available at the county, state, 
and federal levels to assist veterans and their families. The Lecanto Government Building, Citrus 
County Transit Center, and Old Courthouse Heritage Museum will remain lit-up through the remainder 
of the month.

The county role in administering services for veterans includes Veterans Service Officers, such as 
Citrus County’s own Phil Watson, helping fellow former service members access more than $52 billion 
in federal health, disability and compensation benefits each year, as well as other services 
supporting the approximately 200,000 service members who transition into civilian communities 

“As we honor veterans with our support of Operation Green Light, it reminds me of a quote from 
former President George H.W. Bush: ‘I have spoken of a thousand points of light, of all the 
community organizations that are spread like stars throughout the Nations, doing, working hand in 
hand, encouraging, sometimes leading, sometimes being led, rewarding,’” said Watson. “To me, that 
is what veterans have done and continue to do in our county and community.”