Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Do You Know About GREEN LIGHT FOR THE VETERANS

Well, you all KNOW how much
FUN I make of WALMART.
Let me bow my head in shame.
Shame, Shame,Shame.

Do you know they have launched a program
for Veterans?
It's called  the
GREEN LIGHT FOR VETS

 I know I am a little late getting this on my blog
because 
TOMORROW is VETERAN'S DAY!

Here is what Walmart is doing!

At its core, the project is calling on Americans from coast to coast to display green lights at their homes and workplaces on Nov. 11, a symbolic show of gratitude for the service and sacrifices made by more than 2.5 million military families since the nation went to war in 2001. More broadly, it's calling attention to several veterans advocacy groups, including the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, Team Rubicon and Blue Star Families.
 “A veteran can sit for an average of twenty-two weeks in unemployment between their last military paycheck and a new job ... and they just need to know there is a support network out there for them."
Walmart, under its “Welcome Home Commitment” program, has pledged to hire 250,000 veterans by 2020. The company recently hired its 100,000th vet, and has promoted 9,000 since 2013, according to its website. Since 2011, the company's foundation has pledged more than $40 million to veterans groups that provide job training, transition help and education

So-If you want to put a smile
on a VET'S FACE tomorrow
POP OUT AND 
BUY ONE OF THESE TODAY
and turn that baby on 
for the whole day and night tomorrow.

l'll be getting mine as soon as I am

done pushing the old boys around at the
VA TODAY!

Oh- Wait---
Apparently SOMEONE got 
the wrong message...
They thought they 
were supposed to dress up
LIKE A LIGHT BULB
No! That is NOT me-
thanks for asking!

UMMM---those shoes are a 
NO with outfit....just sayin'......

I hope none of YOU make 
that same fashion mistake!
Now-hurry- RUN to WALMART
and buy a green light bulb.
You'll be glad you did!

your photo name

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Well I didn't know this about Walmart so thanks for the share !:)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Well I didn't know this about Walmart so thanks for the share !:)

Maria Elena said...

Wonderful post, Diana! it is a great thing what Walmart is doing. xxx Maria

Bethany Carson said...

In spite of the first few lines of this post, I knew you would not fail us by forgetting to show another lovely outfit from Walmart!! Some liberals call out the Waltons for having so much wealth, but it's good to see how they're using their wealth to employ veterans.

bj said...

Thank, Diana....I love this

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

Our neighbor put green lights on their porch right after halloween. I told David that they were getting the head start on christmas. He asked them why they put up only green lights. They told him it was for the veterans. My Husband is a Veteran and he never heard of this, than we saw the commercial from Walmart. Nice thing to do, but they could let Veterans have the green lights for free. I try to look at the good side, but they are making money selling the green lights. I still think it is a good idea and that they are going to hire more Veterans.

Stephen Andrew said...

Great idea! I thought I looked good in my green catsuit.

Pom Pom said...

That is a very cool thing, ND!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Yes, have seen that add on tv. :-)

KathyB. said...

Haven't seen the ad but your post caught my attention and made me laugh. goodness, what was that person in green thinking when she put on those shoes ?!?

Have veterans in our family who could use a break... so appreciate this post even more.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I saw a big display of green bulbs at Walmart the other day and thought they were Christmas porch lights...lol! Thanks for letting us know....hugs...

Adam said...

The green suit got popular because of It's always sunny in Philadelphia

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I didn't know about the green light, thanks for the info! Hope you have a great day!

Susie said...

Diana, We are going to try to buy one today. I may have to paint the light bulb I have green. LOL. I think this is a great idea...I was thinking of driving around to see how many green lights I could see. Hugs the good old boys for us. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Chatty Crone said...

You are so funny.
Glad they are going to help vets tho.
My hubs is a Viet Nam vet himself.
Have a good one.
Are you sure that wasn't you?

Nellie said...

I had heard about the green light emphasis! Not a Walmart shopper here, but that is a fantastic thing they are doing for veterans! Will look for that green light! xo Nellie

LV said...

I see right now, I am going to have to go to Walmart more often. I think the people in your area are more nuts than in Texas.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

What a wonderful and delightful post! Did not know this, so thank you for enlightening us! ( no pun intended!)
xoxo
Jemma

Estelle's said...

Thank you Diana....for paying tribute to our honorable Veterans! Big hugs!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Thanks, Diana for calling attention to our Veterans. We must do better at taking care of those who have put their lives on the line. xoxo ♥

SpicingUpIdaho said...

I had no idea about the green light project - how awesome! Thanks for doing this shout out to our amazing veterans!!!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

This is a beautiful idea and thanks for posting this. I'll have John drive to a Walmart (gotta be one somewhere near us) and purchase a Green bulb.
Have a beautiful day Diana, will laugh over that photo all day!
xoxo

Katie Clooney said...

Go Walmart!! I know what a red light means but didn't know what the green light signified.

Vee said...

Thank you for sharing the info. I was just in the light bulb section of Wal*Mart and missed it.

Dewena said...

I've seen their promotional spots on television and thought it was such a great idea. I bet this will catch on and it will grow year by year.

Well done Walmart AND Diana!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Thanks for sharing this idea! I hope you have a nice week!

Barb @ Bella Vista said...

Okay, Sweet Pea, I'm off to purchase a green bulb.

Hugs,
Barb

Nonnie said...

DH has our green bulbs in and they will be shining tonight and tomorrow. :-)

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I will be off to Walmart and buy three green light bulbs and I am going to keep them in until they burn out. So glad that Walmart has stepped up to the plate.
Hugs,
Mary

Kim said...

I hadn't heard about this. I will be on the lookout now! :)

Beemie said...

Will definitely have my green light...many vets in my family.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Oh darn! I was just at Wally World today and I forgot about the green light....I had seen it earlier in an ad. I am so sorry vets but I will be thinking of you all!

Missy George said...

I heard about this..My light is never on..It would probably bother my neighbors...NOT going to Walmart!!! We have a lot of street lights around here..Nobody ever has there porch light on :)

Ana said...

Thanks for sharing Diana. It is a very noble cause.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

Rue said...

It's nice of them to do it, but I still hate them. Awful, aren't I? My son is in the military, so I'll just tell him I love him ;)

What in the holy... I don't understand the shoppers there at all! LOL

xo,
rue

Laurie said...

I don't shop at Wal-Mart. However, this is a very good idea. Wonder if you can find green bulbs from any place, other than Wal-Mart?

Kelly said...

I have not heard of this. I'm an avid Walmart shopper too. I hope that person wearing green was dressed for Halloween.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diana, This is a great thing from Walmart to honor our Vets this way. I knew about this for some time and so glad they are stepping up like this. Thanks for sharing. Have a great night. xo

Jill said...

I did hear about this, such a nice tribute. Have a good night.

Blessings,
Jill

Diane said...

Greetings Diana, thanks for the update never knew they were doing a tribute for Veteran's Day. Love the idea.

Hugs diane

Carla from The River said...

Hello,
Thank you for sharing. Please give a big HUG to each and every one of your boys tomorrow from me.
Carla

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

I don't have a green light but I am thankful for everyone that has protected my country for me! We have a son in the navy. Nancy

Kimberley Seasideave said...

I heard them talking about this on the radio the other day. We have l.e.d. lights on the outside of our home that the bulbs cannot be changed in, darn...I think this is a great idea though.
22 weeks in unemployment, that is just not right! There is no greater sacrifice then what these men and women do, they deserve so much more then they get when they get out!
I don't know what it is with the Wal-Mart outfits - but I sure hope that green super hero was dressed for Halloween! ;)
Have a wonderful Wednesday friend!
Kimberley

Shelia said...

I'm so ashamed that I didn't know about the green bulb! Thank you for telling me. You're a jewel and I know you are a blessings to others.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Donna said...

Bless you for volunteering each week at the VA, Diana! I know you must make so many people's day there. I didn't know about the green light thing either. Better green that red, right?!:)

Cecilia Bramhall said...

That's really cool. Thanks for sharing. Now, you either have the strangest Walmart around or just live in a place with lots of goofy people. That outfit takes the cake. Omg, too funny.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I didn't know that. xoxo Su

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I didn't know that. xoxo Su

tammy j said...

i think they're finally trying to clean up their image. it was a nice way to start.
i saw their ads about it on tv.
xo