Most people in Michigan don't pay attention to porch light colors and if they do, they might assume that it's a holdover from a holiday. That may be the case for other colors, but if you've passed a home with a green light shining bright, there's a deeper meaning behind it.

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Picture this: a green porch light illuminating the night, not just as a regular light, but as a symbol of appreciation and respect.

Decoding the Meaning Behind Michigan's Green Porch Lights

It's Time to Start Using All GREEN Porch Lights in Michigan
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Green symbolizes and embodies hope, renewal, and all-around good vibes for those who associate feelings with color. But for whom are the vibes being sent? These beacons of support usually appear on Veterans Day, as a way of showing our support for those that have served in the military.

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Some families opt to keep the illuminated green symbol up year-round to show that they appreciate the service of Michigan's military Vets. Imagine being someone who served and driving on a road lined with green showing how much we appreciate their service and sacrifice.

Greenlighting Michigan's Veteran's 101

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Showing your support for those who have served in the military is easy: buy a green light, put it in your front porch sconce or light, and turn it on. While you'll be showing you care, you may also have an opportunity to start a discussion about the importance of supporting those who have served.

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Keeping your green light lit throughout the year shows our military Vets that we appreciate their service, not just on Veterans Day or Memorial Day, but 365 days a year. If you do switch out your bulbs, make sure you snap a picture and post it on your socials using #GreenLightaVet, and see if we can get Michigan to go green for military veterans.

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