PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire – New Hampshire Bangor Savings Bank locations have gone green for the month of November to show support for military veterans.
The bank recently began its annual Greenlight a Vet campaign led by the Bangor Savings Military Appreciation Group. Every bank location in New Hampshire and Maine will display green lights at night through the end of November.
The national Greenlight a Vet program shows visible support for military veterans by permanently changing a light at a home or business from white to green. It’s a visible symbol of commitment to greenlight veterans forward as valued members of their communities when they are back home and out of uniform.
“Nearly everyone knows a veteran, but many don’t know the struggle some veterans have when they return home from active duty,” said Bangor Savings Bank President and CEO Bob Montgomery-Rice. “We participate in Greenlight a Vet to thank all veterans for their service and remind them that they matter every day.”
Nationwide, more than 9.3 million people have pledged to support veterans by changing one light to green and keeping it glowing every day, according to the Greenlight a Vet website. Green is the color of hope, renewal, and well-being. Greenlight is also a term commonly used to activate forward movement. The simple gesture of changing one light to green creates a beacon of support and appreciation for veterans.
Bangor Savings locations in Portsmouth, Concord, Amherst, and Colebrook are displaying green lights during November. The bank’s Military Appreciation Group makes a positive difference in the lives of military service members, veterans, and their families, through committed volunteerism and support of events that create awareness and appreciation for their commitment, service, and sacrifices for our country.