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Maui County Shines Green Light in Support of Veterans

November 12, 2015, 7:43 AM HST
* Updated November 12, 7:52 AM
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The Maui County building illuminated in green, Nov. 11, 2015. Courtesy photo.

The Maui County building illuminated in green, Nov. 11, 2015. Courtesy photo.

The County of Maui Building has illuminated in green last night as part of a national campaign in support of veterans.

The “GreenLight A Vet” campaign was created to establish visible national support by changing one light to green.

Green was chosen to represent hope, renewal and well-being, and signify forward movement. It was launched to spark a national conversation regarding recognition of veterans.

Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa encourages all others in the community to jump on board by changing a light at their home or office to green as part of the “GreenLight a Vet” campaign between now and the end of this week or even to the end of the month to show support.

Participants can then share their support by taking a picture of their green light and posting it online using the hashtag #greenlightavet.

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Mayor Arakawa joined Managing Director Keith Regan and Mayoral Executive Assistant Zeke Kalua helped to light up the county building on the evening of Veterans Day with a green spotlight to proudly show the county’s support for veterans.

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