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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Blue Ribbon and Blue Jeans

Many groups around the world have adopted BLUE ribbons as symbols of support or awareness for the following;

Mainly Blue Ribbons stand for awareness of PROSTATE CANCER AND CHILD ABUSE.

-In the U.S.A., a Blue Ribbon Campaign against child abuse originated in the spring of 1989 when Bonnie Finney of Virginia tied a blue ribbon to her car antenna, as tribute to her three year old grandson, Michael Bubba Dickinson, who died at the hands of his abusive father. The blue color of the ribbon symbolizes the color of bruises.

-In the U.S., a baby blue ribbon is the symbol of prostate cancer awareness.

-In Victoria, Australia, the blue ribbon is the symbol of remembrance for police officers killed in the line of duty .
The blue ribbon is something that has meaning for so many.

Canada uses the blue ribbon to symbolize fight for anti tobacco and the anti second hand smoke campaign. The blue ribbon campaign in Japan meets the same needs as the one in Canada. With the knowledge that not only smoking is bad but that second hand smoke many times being inhaled by those that do not have no fault of their own The "Blue Ribbon Campaign" in 1999 was started by some students of the Hugh Boyd Secondary School in Richmond, British Columbia.

The "Blue Ribbon Online Free Speech Campaign" is a campaign that takes place online and is backed by EFF to bring awareness to protect free speech on the internet.

Spain has a blue ribbon that stands in opposition against the terrorism of ETA.

The Ukraine uses the blue ribbon campaign in political manner. The seizure of power during the Orange Revolution in December of 2004 is remembered. The blue ribbon helps to stand in opposition

Israel uses the blue ribbon to give support to Israel unilateral disengagement plan of 2004. Blue ribbons stand in opposition against the orange ribbons.

Hey Don't Forget one of the best blue things that has been around for many years as well is Bell Bottom Jeans

Bell bottom jean style becomes wider from the knees down. At the bottom they form a bell like shape. They have been known by many names including flare and boot cut. This style of jeans originates from the early 19th century navy when standardized uniforms did not exist. Sailors seemed to adopt a style of wide trousers ending in  bell shaped cuffs

It was during the mid 1960s that bell bottoms became fashionable for both men and women in Europe and North America. They were made of denim, flared out from the bottom of the calf and had slightly curved hems and circumference of 18 inches at the bottom of each leg opening. Go Go dancers were famous for wearing bell bottoms.

By 1967 they had moved from high fashion to being part of the hippie movement. Along with love beads, granny glasses and tie dye shirts. It wasn't long before they were high fashion again though. In the 1970s Sonny and Cher helped popularize bell bottoms in the US The jeans wore on the Sonny and Cher show flared from the knee down and the bottom of the leg opened up to 26 inches.

Today, original bell-bottoms from the 1960s and 70s are collectible
 vintage clothing.

Boot-cut jeans introduced bell bottom jeans back to society during the 1990s Flare jeans shortly followed The flare leg has a wider more exaggerated flare than boot cuts. When skinny jeans began the move to popularity and the bell bottoms started fading away. 

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