During last night’s CMA Awards (Nov. 2) , Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley stopped the show for a very special reason. They lit up Bridgestone Arena with green lights, and asked country fans to do the same in their own homes.

The green light represents a very special cause. The Greenlight A Vet movement has encouraged people to change just one light bulb inside or outside of their homes or offices to shine a light on America’s veterans.

Green is the color of hope, renewal and well-being. “Greenlight” is also a term commonly used to activate forward movement. The simple gesture of changing one light to green creates a beacon of support and appreciation, and a visible symbol of our commitment to "greenlight" veterans forward as valued members of our communities.

It's a cause that was introduced for Veteran’s Day but encourage people to do all year long. Veterans need and are deserving of our support every day of the year, not just one!

Greenlight A Vet’s purpose is to raise awareness, spark conversation about veteran issues and show support. Often times, people don’t know what to say to convey their gratitude. Changing a light to green is a simple, easy and visible way to express that.