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Old 06-11-2012, 05:35 PM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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Nowhere else do you see graduation banners like here.

I don't get it. So you graduated high school. Whooptey doo.
When you get through med school, then maybe.

I don't have kids.
Someone with kids tried explaining it to me once but I never really did understand. "It's for the parents, not the kids," he told me.

Whuh? It's not even for the kids?!!

I can understand a yard sign. But you drive down the street (it's a couple weeks past graduation by now) and there's a row of them tied up in front of every subdivision. A couple of them had actually covered up the subdivision's main sign with a banner.

My second question is why do non-subdivision homes tie them up in their yard but subdivision homes tie them up at the entrance of the subdivision? Why don't they tie them up in their yard too? Or why not tie them up along the downtown connector or as you come into the city if it is maximum exposure that you're shooting for?

I get such a kick out of the ones with pictures on it. I would be mortified if I had my mug tied up in front of the sub at that age. Gee thanks mom!
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:40 PM
 
Location: usa
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They do that everywhere, Even the small town that I'm from up north. This is nothing new
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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I don't have kids.
And it shows.

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Someone with kids tried explaining it to me once but I never really did understand. "It's for the parents, not the kids," he told me.

Whuh? It's not even for the kids?!!
Not sure about that, but High School graduation is one of those rights of passage for both the graduates and their parents. It signifies a new adventure as your child is no longer a child and now goes off to college or out in to the workforce. It's something to celebrate.

It's just a nice way to congratulate both the graduate and their parents. Don't know what you had for graduation, but we had a nice party for my daughter (as did several families in the subdivision for their kids).
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I had never seen the graduation banner thing until I moved here. I think it's great, but then again, I have kids!
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Um, maybe proud parents wanting to express themselves? Whats the problem?
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:16 PM
 
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I never saw it either, until we moved to GA, but I thought it was a nice touch. Congratulations graduates!
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:28 PM
 
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I understand the ones that have the little college logos next to the names because those are at least bragging about something. Hey, your kid is going to Duke, GT, or UVA and you are proud. Congrats. I get it. However the ones that lack that part are pointless IMO. You are supposed to graduate high school. That alone isn't an accomplishment.

I'm with the OP.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:35 PM
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I understand the ones that have the little college logos next to the names because those are at least bragging about something. Hey, your kid is going to Duke, GT, or UVA and you are proud. Congrats. I get it. However the ones that lack that part are pointless IMO. You are supposed to graduate high school. That alone isn't an accomplishment.

I'm with the OP.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:36 PM
 
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However the ones that lack that part are pointless IMO. You are supposed to graduate high school. That alone isn't an accomplishment.
Sometimes it is. I dropped out before graduation and it felt good to finish up. I've also been proud of my kids and others I have known who made it through high school. It's certainly not the pinnacle of education but I wouldn't take it for granted.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:40 PM
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Sometimes it is. I dropped out before graduation and it felt good to finish up. I've also been proud of my kids and others I have known who made it through high school. It's certainly not the pinnacle of education but I wouldn't take it for granted.
Exactly. I have friend who dropped out and they're still kicking themselves about it. People should be happy that communities/parents celebrate when their kids graduate, hopefully it'll encourage other kids not to drop out.
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