We are so very proud of the contributions our military make to keep our world safe and keep us free. While they go far away to do their jobs, our military families are being supported and remembered.
The idea of the yellow ribbon was a symbol to show support for deployed loved ones and dates back as far as the English Wars of the 1600’s.
The yellow ribbon became a familiar symbol during troubled times in the United States. During the first Gulf War, then Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003, our support of our loved ones has never failed.
When a student has a parent that goes on deployment we have the student/family pick a tree and tie a yellow ribbon around it writing sweet notes of support and love. The ribbon remains on the tree until the service member returns. Sometimes the deployments are long and the weathered and worn ribbons are reminders to keep that family in mind and provide support. Once the family member returns the family so proudly cuts the ribbon from the tree.
If you would like to participate in tying a yellow ribbon around the old oak tree please contact me and I would love to help make this happen. I can be reached at 451-4210. Thank You for your service as a family!
Jennifer Weldon, MFLC
Military Family Life Counselor