Yellow Ribbons . . . Who’s Listening?

Who’s listening? Apparently not many. This is a story about not paying attention, or choosing not to. I’ll let the philosophers argue about which is worse. For the sake of this post, I just want to talk about the yellow ribbon campaign. You know the one. A soldier comes home from the war in Iraq or Afghanistan and people wrap yellow ribbons around the trees as a welcome. This morning I was chatting with a young lady, aged 25, who had no idea what the significance of the yellow ribbon was. If you, like her, don’t know, then let me …