FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Razorback Athletics will trade cardinal for green on Wednesday in celebration of Veteran’s Day and to support the Greenlight A Vet program. On Wednesday evening, Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, traditionally highlighted with cardinal lights before a home game, will be illuminated in green as a tribute to all those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
“We want to encourage all Razorback fans to join with us, Walmart and a host of veterans organizations in helping show our support for the extraordinary service of our veterans,” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. “The very freedoms we enjoy today in our nation are thanks to the courage and commitment of generations and generations of men and women who have put themselves in harm’s way to protect our nation. We are grateful for their commitment and hope that by the simple act of changing a light to green, we can express our enduring gratitude and help further illuminate their extraordinary service.”
The Razorbacks are partnering in the program in association with Walmart and empowering organizations for veterans including the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Team Red, White and Blue, Team Rubicon, Hire Heroes USA and Blue Star Families.
America’s veterans are some of the nation’s bravest, hardest-working men and women. However, it’s hard to show them the appreciation they deserve when, back home and out of uniform, they’re more camouflaged than ever. Greenlight a Vet is a campaign to establish visible national support for our veterans by changing one light to green.
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.
Razorback fans are encouraged to stop by Lot 44 on the north end of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium to snap a photo of the “Greenlight” salute and then distribute via social media with #GreenLightAVet to thank our veterans.
More information about the Greenlight a Vet program may be found at the website here.
Razorback fans are also encouraged to participate in a visible location-on your porch, in your home, or at your office-and keep it glowing through November 11 as a symbol of appreciation and support for our veterans.