Follow the Yellow ‘Ribbon’ Road

BildeWhile many bore their yellow ribbons in pride this past weekend (November 13 and 14) for Veteran’s Day, one group of students and residents in Central Florida took their tribute to maximum proportions during the fourth annual Fantasy of Flight Roar n’ Soar Festival of Speed, an All-American themed two-day extravaganza, held in Polk City, F.L. to honor the men and women who have served in the armed forces.

In an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest awareness ribbon (802 feet), the students and locals collaborated to design a massive yellow paper ribbon, made from pictures and messages, which was laid out in the parking lot for measurement.

Organizers plan to move the ribbon to the ramp of a hangar later this week for a final count.

Talk about going for the gold!

–Stacy Straczynski
Photo by Michael Wilson, Ledger Photos,

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