Kenosha County buildings to display green lights this week in honor of veterans

Public also encouraged to participate in Operation Green Light for Veterans


Kenosha County is located in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Its population in 2019 was estimated to be 169,561, making it the eighth most populous county in Wisconsin. The county is named after the county seat, Kenosha, the fourth largest city in Wisconsin.

Kenosha County government buildings will be illuminated in green during the evening hours throughout the week of Nov. 7, as part of a national campaign to show support for veterans.

The county is participating in Operation Green Light for Veterans, an effort led by the National Association of Counties and the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers.

Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman said the objective is to show support for military veterans, while also raising awareness about the unique challenges faced by veterans and the many resources that are available at the county, state and federal levels to assist veterans and their families.

A joint proclamation that Kerkman and County Board Chairman Gabe Nudo presented earlier last week encourages people to also display a green light in a window of their home or business throughout the week.

“Our veterans and their families have sacrificed so much to protect our nation and preserve our freedoms,” Kerkman said. “We want to make sure our veterans and their families know that their service matters, and that we are grateful for their sacrifices.”

The Kenosha County Buildings to be illuminated in green include:

  • The Courthouse and Administration Building in the 900 and 1000 blocks of 56th Street
  • The Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road
  • Brookside Care Center, 3506 Washington Road
  • The Kenosha County Center at highways 45 and 50 in Bristol

“We’re pleased to give this show of thanks to veterans during the week of Veterans Day,” Nudo said. “I encourage people to also participate in their homes or businesses, or to just take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices of veterans when they pass by a county building that’s lit up in green.”

Online veterans resource available:

The Kenosha County Veterans Portal is a recently established online tool that is a one-stop shop for veteran-related information. Features include a Veterans Tribute Trail that takes users on a self-guided tour of veteran-related landmarks across the county, and a Veterans Honor Registry that allows people to create a living history by entering information about veterans with ties to Kenosha County. The portal accessible at