GREENLIGHT A VET™

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Today is Veteran’s Day! A day to honor our Veteran’s.

America’s veteran’s are some of our nation’s bravest and hardest-working men and women.

The Boys, Doodle Dad and I have decided to join the GreenLight a Vet™ campaign to show visible national support for our veterans by changing one light to green

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GREEN is the color of –

  • hope
  • renewal
  • well-being

“Greenlight” is also a term commonly used to activate forward movement.

This simple act 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…

250,000 members of our military transition back to civilian life each year. No matter how much respect we hold for our veterans, it’s hard to show it when, out of uniform, they’re more camouflaged than ever. #sadbuttrue

So come on, join Harley & Jax – grab a “greenlight” from Walmart or any store near you and let’s shine a light on our Veteran’s.

It’s not too late #greenlightavet

Thank you Doodle Dad ❤️ and the countless other men and women who fulfilled their patriotic duty to maintain the freedom of our country…

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38 Comments
  • Two French Bulldogs
    November 11, 2015

    Our green light us on
    Lily & Edward

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2015

      Two French Bulldogs – you ROCK!

  • Reagan
    November 11, 2015

    Love this initiative! We need to go out and get a green light asap.

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2015

      YEA!!!!! Many thanks to you Reagan and your humans on behalf of millions of vets! Have a great weekend 🙂

    • This is for my dog
      November 14, 2015

      Brilliant! Love this new initiative …Green is the perfect color!

      • Cathy Bennett
        November 14, 2015

        I love the whole concept. Are you seeing any green lights in your neighborhood?

  • Elaine
    November 11, 2015

    I love this idea and I’m actually getting ready to go shopping so I will look for a green light. Thank you Doodle Dad and all veterans who have served and protected us. We are grateful. 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2015

      Good for you Elaine!!!! Hope you found your green bulb. Do you see any in your neighborhood?

  • Dashlilly
    November 11, 2015

    Didn’t know about this! Love it. Will get a green light. Love your photos !!! I just read a great book called No Better Friend about a dog in World War 2 — holy cow what a heroine! Dogs are so wonderful. Thanks for the Veterans Day post. Here’s to the vets! Thank God for them!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2015

      Haven’t heard about that book Deirdre. I will have to check it out at Amazon.com – have a great weekend, and thanks for getting your green light!

  • Emma
    November 11, 2015

    We don’t have a green light, but what a nice idea!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2015

      Emma, tell your mom they’re at Walmart 🙂

  • Teresa
    November 11, 2015

    I hadn’t heard about the Green light campaign before reading your post but I think it’s a great idea and such a simple way to remember those that have made such huge sacrifices for us. Thank you x

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2015

      You’re welcome Teresa! I wanted to share once I found out about it – so please pass it on…

  • DZ Dogs
    November 11, 2015

    Very sweet! I’ve never heard of the green light campaign before!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2015

      DZ – this is a first for me also, so I thought I would share it with you 🙂

  • Vicki Green
    November 11, 2015

    Thank you Doodle Dad and to all of the others who have or are currently serving. Love the green light idea and the photo of Harley and Jaxson looking through the door with the green light on your porch is adorable!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2015

      Doodle Dad says “thank you” – he’s touched with the green light on the porch concept (heard him telling someone about it on the phone!) – Happy to hear the photo made you smile 🙂

  • Talent Hounds
    November 11, 2015

    Nice tribute- thanks to all those who keep us safe

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2015

      Hoping more people start recognizing it and them too Talent Hounds! Have a great weekend.

  • M. K. Clinton
    November 11, 2015

    This is the first time that I have heard of this campaign. How ♥ wonderful.

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2015

      Hey MK, I just learned about it this year myself, apparently this movement is trying to remind all of us that we’ve got a ton of vets out there in plain civilian clothes not feeling the love. I like the concept, and I’m interested in watching it catch on. Are you seeing green lights in your neighborhood?

  • Tenacious Little Terrier
    November 11, 2015

    Cool campaign! Haven’t heard of it before. Happy Veterans Day!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2015

      Your welcome Mr. N. – Have a great weekend!

  • Robin
    November 11, 2015

    I think it is a great idea to honor the veterans whenever possible. They have given a lot for the freedom of others. According to a very sad statistic that my father-in-law told me about, more veterans have committed suicide since 9/11 than active duty troops have died in combat since then. The veterans need our support!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2015

      I too have read those same sad stories Robin, we’ve got to do more as a country as a person. If burning a green light is a start than I’m okay with that. I am also going to start taking Harley to the Airforce Hospital here in Charleston too. Every little bit counts!

  • Golden Daily Scoop
    November 11, 2015

    Love this idea! Our neighborhood is full of green lights!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2015

      That is so cool – ours isn’t 🙁 I want to get up enough nerve to buy a dozen green lights and pass them out to my new neighbors #noguts 🙁

  • 2 Punk Dogs
    November 11, 2015

    Thanks for sharing, we hadn’t heard about this until we read your post. Thanks to your Dad! 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2015

      I’m so happy so many people are finding out about this – my job is done! 🙂 Have a great weekend and thanks so much for hanging out with me and the Boys!

  • Lindsay
    November 12, 2015

    Your babies are beautiful! Thank you for sharing and thanks to your Doodle Dad for his service.

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2015

      Hi Lindsay! Thanks so much. I’m enjoying your blog, thanks for visiting us here in Doodleville. Please come back again soon.

  • nichole
    November 12, 2015

    Love this! Great campaign!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2015

      Thanks Nicole – go grab your green bulb!

  • Jean Dion
    November 12, 2015

    This is such a powerful way to show support. I’m off to pick up a bulb!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 13, 2015

      Good for you Jean! I’m not seeing a whole lot in my neighborhood #surprising but I think if I continue to burn mine, people will ask. Have a great weekend!

  • Colby
    November 13, 2015

    That’s cool! We’re going to have to go out and get us a green light to show our support. Thank you for sharing!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 14, 2015

      Please do, and let me know how many you see in your neighborhood. I’m discouraged because we live in a development with a heavy population from the nearby Airforce base and I’m still the only one on the block with a green porch light #gofigure Perhaps it’s going to take a while for folks to catch on.

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