See A Green Porch Light Montana? Here's What It Means

As you drive through neighborhoods in Montana you may notice that some porch lights aren't the normal white.

Some of those porch lights have green lights shining bright and there is great reason for those green porch lights.

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Those green lights are honoring some great men and women in Montana.

You might have thought having a black light in your room while growing up was one of the coolest things ever, well now you can put a green light in your porch light and still be doing something cool.

Seeing those green porch lights here in Montana are a way for the homeowner to show respect and honor the men and women who are military veterans.

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A chalkboard with a message for Veterans Day thank you to military veterans for their service

Why Do They Use The Color Green?

According to the Association of the United States Army website, there is a reason people choose to put a green bulb in,

"Green is the color of hope, renewal and well-being. "Greenlight" is also a term commonly used to activate forward movement. The simple action of changing one light to green is intended to spark a national conversation regarding the recognition of veterans, and "greenlight" them forward as valued members of our communities."

Some homes only do the green light on Veterans Day which is November 11th, others choose to leave it up year round.

So the next time you're driving around our community and you come across a home with a green porch light you'll know the meaning behind it.

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