“Green ribbons were on prominent display at President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, worn in honor of the victims of the Newton, Conn., elementary school shooting.”
“Plenty of other ribbons and lapel pins gave visual support to causes. But ribbons in the green and white colors of Sandy Hook Elementary — including one worn by Vice President Biden, who was positioned behind the president on the live television coverage — were the most prominent.
Obama included a call for gun control laws in his speech to a joint session of Congress, telling lawmakers that they should act on the measures. ‘The families of Newtown deserve a vote,’ he said. The families of many victims of gun violence were invited by the White House to attend the speech.”