|A Ribbon of Hope|
(11/5/2001) Symbolism is very important to us. We wear pink ribbons for breast cancer and used yellow and orange ribbons to support soldiers at war. Now, Americans are looking for an appropriate way to symbolize the losses and heroism of the September 11, 2001 tragedy. Although it's being forwarded with gusto, the purple ribbon campaign doesn't seem to be picking up much support.
I found one site that addressed a purple ribbon campaign for rescue workers and victims of the attacks, but it was just a reproduction of the letter above.
Another symbol has already come to symbolize our unity as a nation in the face of terrorist threats - Flags, patriotic pins and red, white and blue ribbons are already very popular and seem like a more appropriate symbol. If the Purple Ribbon Campaign gets some major sponsorship and exposure, it may fly - but that's not likely with so many already showing their support in other ways.