Yellow Ribbon Ettiquite...*m

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Yellow Ribbon Ettiquite...*m
Thu, 03-27-2003 - 6:58pm
What is the ettiquite for yellow ribbons?

Is it simply meant to show support for our troops?

Are there any regulations on where you hang them?

Do they strictly represent a family member at war?

I would like to put a couple yellow ribbons on the side-view mirrors of my truck. DH is in the Army, but is not deployed.

Help! I'm so confused!

TIA Morna

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Thu, 03-27-2003 - 8:25pm
don't know much but I understand the yellow ribbon is for those who are away to come home soon... if so, we all can put one, for us all want the troops to come home safe and sound... my dh is not deployed either, but in front of our house we have a big yellow ribbon.

May God be with all our men and women and bring them back home safely.

March, Navy wife to Brian
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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 8:10am
My hubby isn't deployed yet, but we know a number of guys over there, and my cousin is also serving in the region. I have about seven yellow ribbons on my car antennae...I think you can display them no matter what your deployment situation is. You are supporting our troops, therefore, bring on the yellow ribbons!


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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 9:17am
There's no etiquette for it. I remember when my neighbor's daughter spent a semester overseas, they put a yellow ribbon around their oak tree in the front (As in, "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Around the Old Oak Tree.") That was in the 70s. The yellow ribbon represents someone being away from home.

It just got popular with military during Desert Storm.

You want to put out a yellow ribbon until someone you know comes home, then go for it!

:) melissa

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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 9:33am
You can put yellow ribbons on trees, cars, just about anywhere you can think of. I know peeople who don't even know anyone over there that has tied them around their trees. Its their way of showing support for our troops. We could use a little more of that in this country if you ask me.