posted on May, 8 2005 @ 03:33 AM
I appologize if I am posting this in the wrong forum. I really had no idea where to put it. So, please, if it belongs elsewhere, by all means move
Can somebody please correct me if I am wrong, or if somewhere in the last 30 years about, I missed something.
To the best of my knowledge and understanding of "Tying Yellow Ribbons", it came from an old song, probably about 30 years old, (I don't even know
who sang it). But it was a song about a man who had been in prison for 3 years, and needed to know if his....wife?...girlfriend? (whoever she was)
wanted him back, and if so, for her to "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree".
That is the only context I have ever
heard the expression being used, until, of course they started coming out and being tied on trees as a
symbol of support for the troops. But, did someone really just come up with something out of an old song to use as a symbol for supporting the
troops? Or, like I asked a second ago, have I missed another significance they hold?