A resolution sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy F. Muñoz that honors American military troops by encouraging the display of yellow ribbons was unanimously approved today by the Assembly Military & Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

“The yellow ribbon has come to be recognized as signifying honor, courage, and hope for military families and loved ones,” said Muñoz, R-Union, Morris and Somerset. “So many of our military personnel and civilian men and women have answered the call to protect our nation from harm and preserve peace and democracy in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world. It’s a debt we can never repay. The least we can do is show our continuing support by displaying these symbolic yellow ribbons throughout our communities.”

The resolution, AR-48, signifies that the General Assembly recognizes and honors American military troops and civilian men and women around the world working and fighting to preserve peace and democracy. It encourages the public to show their support by participating in “The Yellow Ribbon Campaign” by displaying yellow ribbons on their homes and businesses, and encourages municipalities to start their own patriotic societies.