The new yellow ribbon tradition
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The new yellow ribbon tradition by Gerald E. Parsons

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Published by Library of Congress in Washington, DC .
Written in English


  • Social life and customs,
  • Ribbons,
  • Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981,
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991,
  • Folklore

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About the Edition

Presents articles by Gerald E. Parsons exploring the roots in popular culture and folk tradition of the contemporary custom of displaying ribbons to remember loved ones far away or to identify with a particular cause.

Edition Notes

ContributionsAmerican Folklife Center
LC ClassificationsE161
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25169189M
LC Control Number2006577723

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Yellow Ribbons: Ties with Tradition. By Gerald E. Parsons. This article was originally printed in the Folklife Center News in the summer of (Volume IV, #2), gathering together information compiled on the subject of Yellow Ribbons following the hostage crisis in Iran.A later article: "How the Yellow Ribbon Became a National Folk Symbol," published in , is also available on this site.   Another popular song that might be more familiar to you is “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree.” Written by Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown in the ’s. That song was quite popular during a time when the Vietnam war was coming . How the Yellow Ribbon Became a National Folk Symbol. by Gerald E. Parsons. This article was originally printed in the Folklife Center News in the summer of (Volume XIII, #3, pp. ).At that time the Persian Gulf War had inspired Americans to decorate their lapels and their front porches with yellow ribbons for the soldiers sent into combat, once again generating a storm of questions to. VATIN 1 inch Double Faced Polyester Satin Ribbon Maize Yellow - 25 Yard Spool, Perfect for Wedding, Wreath, Baby Shower,Packing and Other Projects.

  The yellow ribbon and badge, on the other hand, is a Royal Family Order—a separate honor, which Kate received last year. It's not at all surprising that it took Kate several years to earn her. But have we seen the yellow ribbon before then? Is there an earlier history of the yellow ribbons? SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON Some have traced the tradition back to the song "Round her neck she wore a yellow ribbon". This song has been around in various forms for years. A film with a similar name, "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" came out in This is one of my all time favorite Christmas books. We always have gifts wrapped with yellow ribbon on the tree and know they came from Santa Mouse. My grandson, who is 6, was visiting from Boston and I wanted for him to read it to all of us so I needed another copy Reviews: The New Yellow Ribbon Tradition [web presentation] Date Created Span: , Language English Form web presentation Abstract Wearing and otherwise displaying ribbons of various colors to remember loved ones far away or to identify with a particular cause is a contemporary custom that has roots in both popular culture and folk tradition.

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