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Unformatted text preview: ustom of wearing or tying a yellow ribbon in
remembrance of those who are serving in the war. IV. I will tell you about the beginnings of this practice during the English Civil War. Next, I
will tell you how those in the U.S. adopted this practice during our own Civil War. Then,
I will tell you how the tradition continued during the Vietnam era. Finally, I will tell you
why this custom continues today.
BODY I. English Civil War (1640s)
Yellow sashes II. U.S. Civil War (1800s)
Song III. Vietnam (1970s)
Song IV. Middle East (1980s - Today)
CONCLUSION I. Today I have informed you about the custom of the yellow ribbon from the English Civil
War, to the U.S. Civil War, to Vietnam, to the Middle East.
The next time you see a yellow ribbon tied around a tree, pinned to someone’s lapel, or
displayed on the bumper of someone’s car, remember it is not only an important
custom, but a powerful symbol of the ties that bind loved ones together.
American Family Traditions. “Tie a Yellow Ribbon.”
<http://www.americanfamilytraditions.com/yello_ribbom.htm. May 29, 2007.
Finely, Gavin. “The Yellow Ribbon History.” <http://entimepilgrim.org./yellowribbon.htm>
Parsons, Gerald E. “How the Yellow Ribbon Became a National Folk Symbol.”
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