Lights at 3 city locations turned green in recognition of Veterans Day

To honor veterans who live and work in the community, Reading Mayor Moran announced that the exterior lighting at several city owned properties will be changed to green beginning Friday, November 11, 2022, and last through the weekend.

Locations include City Hall, the city-owned 5th & Penn bank building, and the concrete pillars along the Penn Street Bridge.

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“Veterans Day is a day to remember and honor those who have served and continue to serve our country,” said Mayor Moran.

“The decision to serve comes with many sacrifices, and I decided to light our buildings green to symbolize hope, renewal, and well-being; things that many of our veterans need when they return home.”

To pay tribute to those who served and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, the Combined Veterans Council of Berks County hosted a ceremony in Reading’s City Park Friday morning, including a dedication of the Purple Heart Monument and the Purple Heart Trail, which stretches from the Penn Street Bridge to Veterans Grove.

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