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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

AROUND TOWN – The Yellow Ribbon Week

Tie a Yellow Ribbon

Today as I was driving down on Chevy Chase, I noticed on the corner of Wilson and Chevy Chase avenues the fence of John Marshall elementary school all tied with yellow ribbons.  The pretty site took me back to the days that my kids were young and I was involved with the schools and the PTA.  On those days we only had the celebration of the red ribbon week, which was a drug prevention week. 
The Yellow Ribbon Week or the non-violence week is a creation of a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 and located in Salem Oregon called The Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project. The mission of the Hands & Words Project is to educate students in every community about their moral and legal right to live free of abuse and violence.

For the past eight years, Glendale Unified School District has observed Yellow Ribbon Week by providing yellow ribbons as a symbol that the students and staff members work to solve problems without violence. The week is also in remembrance of those who have died on campuses in violent situations.

The Yellow Ribbon Week is being recognized during the third week of January at Glendale Unified School District which coincides with the week of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday.
It is so heartwarming to see all these wonderful projects available to our kids.  

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