What Does a Green Light on a Louisiana Front Porch Mean?
For most people in Louisiana, a porch light doesn't mean much more than illumination, or another way to attract bugs and mosquitoes. For years, people used to use yellow bulbs on their porch because the yellow bulb attracted fewer bugs. Now, a yellow bulb might also indicate support for mental health awareness, or suicide prevention mindfulness.
A few years ago, you might have seen porches lit up with blue light bulbs. During the vilification of police over the last few years, a blue light on a porch signified support for our officers. The blue light can be traced back to 1989 when Dolly Craig used a blue light on her porch to remember her son in law, an officer who lost his life in the line of duty.
You're probably beginning to see the trend. If you see a porch lit up with a green light, it probably means that that homeowner is showing support for our US military veterans.
A green light more commonly might only be used around Veteran's Day or Memorial Day, but it would be nice to see that support year-round, especially in a military community like we have with Barksdale AFB.
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