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Why is Bank of America’s headquarters going green?

Bank of America has lit the top of its headquarters building green to support veterans.
Bank of America has lit the top of its headquarters building green to support veterans. rlahser@charlotteobserver.com

The crown on the Bank of America Corporate Center has a Grinch-like pallor lately, but it’s actually for a good cause.

The Charlotte-based bank has installed green bulbs at buildings around the country to support a program called Greenlight a Vet, bank spokeswoman Jennifer Darwin said. The initiative encourages Americans to change one light on their porch, in their home or at the office to green in support of military veterans.

Last month, retailer Wal-Mart Stores teamed up with military service organizations to create the program as a way to bring recognition to American veterans. Find out more at greenlightavet.com.

Bank of America first lit the green lights on its 60-story headquarters building last month and will keep them on until Jan. 2, Darwin said. The bank has added a splash of color to the city’s tallest building before, including blue lights when the Carolina Panthers made a Super Bowl run in 2003.

Rick Rothacker: 704-358-5170, @rickrothacker

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