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What Is the Real Message of Yellow Ribbons on Cars?

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What Is the Real Message of Yellow Ribbons on Cars?

What Is the Real Message of Yellow Ribbons on Cars?

What Is the Real Message of Yellow Ribbons on Cars?

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Commentator Bob Sommer's son has just returned from a year in Iraq and knows intimately what it means to support our troops. But he finds yellow ribbon magnets on cars with the message "Support Our Troops" off-putting.