Why Do People Tie Yellow Ribbons around Trees?

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People tie the yellow ribbon around trees and other places as a symbol of tribute to the men and women who served in places that were far from home during the Gulf War. This tradition began after the Gulf War.
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The yellow ribbon around the oak signifies welcome home for a prodigal man changed for better life.
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I guess because they are stationary things ?? stay in one place all the time ??? a good place to put something that you want all to see ??? because trees are there and everyone has
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It began as a folk tale or legend. Here it is in the earliest version I've found: It is the story of two men in a railroad train. One was so reserved that his companion had difficulty
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Residents of any town in America who see a red ribbon tied around a tree in October may not be aware of what it symbolises. Red ribbons, since 1985, have been used to show support
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