No, that green porch light isn't someone being festive for St. Patrick's Day or Christmas. It actually has a much deeper meaning. Here's what it means when you see a green porch light in Indiana.

Colored Porch Light Meaning in Indiana

Not only can color porch lights be used to decorate for your favorite holiday but they can also be used to show support for others. Red porch lights? American Heart Month. Pink porch lights? Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There is one color that can be used all year long in the Hoosier State.

attachment-Indiana Green Light (4)

Green Porch Lights Have a Deeper Meaning


Have you ever seen a home with a green porch light and wondered what it means? A green porch light is used to display appreciation for our country's veterans. Green bulbs are often used around Veteran's Day and Memorial Day. However, they can be used all year to show our support.

Get our free mobile app

Why Green Lights?

Green is a color known to represent hope and renewal. "Greenlight" is a phrase that suggests active, forward motion or movement.

America's veterans are some of our nation's bravest, hardest-working men and women. However, it is hard to show them the appreciation they deserve when, back home and out of uniform; they are more camouflaged than ever.<br />Greenlight a Vet is a campaign to establish visible national support for our veterans by changing one light to green.-
attachment-Indiana Green Light (3)

How You Can Support Our Veterans with a Green Light

By changing a single light to green, and leaving it illuminated, you can send a clear and direct message of gratitude and support to our men and women of the United States Armed Forces.

12 Must-Visit Indiana Military Museums

Keep this list handy, and then next time you're on a road trip around Indiana, you might be able to plan a visit to one of the following museums. We have a couple of great ones right here in Evansville, by the way, so you should probably start with those.

Gallery Credit: Bobby G.