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Cognizance ribbons are short portions of ribbon folded into a loop (or interprentations of such) that are utilized in countries such as the United States, Australia, the UK and Canada as a manner for the wearer to make a sensitive statement of advocating for a cause or issue. A yellow ribbon is a sign with varied meanings, mostly connected with those waiting for the coming back of a loved one or of military troops who are temporarily not able to come home.

A yellow ribbon "support our troops" mailbox

A service flag in the United States is a legalized banner that family people of operating members serving in the Armed Forces of the United States during any moment of hostilities or war can display.

Criticism and opponents

Political analyst Noam Chomsky has censured the slogan, saying, that the argument of public relations slogans like "Support Our Troops" is that they don't signify anything and that it represents the entire point of good propaganda. You want to construct a slogan that no one is going to be against and I suppose everyone will be for, because nobody knows what it means, because it doesn't mean anything. But its imperative value is that it distracts your attentiveness from a question that does signify something, do you support our policy? And that's the one you're not allowed to talk about.

Red Friday

Groups have supported the dressing in red on Fridays, in an occurrence referred to as Red Friday, to show their advocate for all participants of the armed forces abroad, irrespective of the situations in which they were employed.

Red Friday in Canada

Persons in Canada have dressed in red on Fridays to show advocate for troop’s working/operative in the Canadian Forces. Red is selected as it is an authorized Canadian color, and in history it is a color of commemoration because it signifies the loss of life that the country has bore and the red poppies in Flanders Fields.

Various positions in the House of Commons do not permit workers to dress outside of uniform, but permits staff to wear a red ribbon as cooperation. This is the only exemption to these dress codes other than dressing in a poppy for Remembrance Day.

Yellow Ribbon

The Yellow "Support Our Troops" Ribbon image is a registered trademark of the Minister of National Defence of Canada controlled by Canadian Forces Personnel and Family Support Services on behalf of the members of the Canadian Forces. As such it is a safeguarded image that may only be used with the overt authorization of Canadian Forces Personnel and Family Support Services.

The Yellow Ribbon Image is obtainable to all departments of Personnel and Family Support Services, both operative and support, for their straight functions, both non-Public and public. CANEX is the certified and only trader of authorized apparel and merchandise that characterizes the Yellow Ribbon image. Any 3rd party cannot utilize the Yellow Ribbon Image for the functions of commercialization of their services and goods. The use of the Yellow Ribbon is only legalized in agreement with Support our Troops sponsorship events or activities or fundraising occurrences.

CANEX in collaboration with ServiceOntario constructed Ontario pride licence plates characterizing the Yellow Ribbon, the Support Our Troops logo.

Thank a Soldier - Support Our Troops!

Support our troops is a slogan popularly used in Canada and the United States to refer to every country's military troops or forces. The slogan has been used during modern conflicts, including the Iraq war and the Gulf War.

The slogan is sometimes seen as over-simplifying complicated issues; for example, a person may back the personnel in the military but not the present individual government's foreign policy.

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