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Each of the five candles used in tonights ceremony symbolizes a particular characteristic of a National Honor Society member namely Scholarship Leadership Character and Service The gold candle portrays the lustre of the riches of scholoarship It is significant that the symbol of worldly wealth should be chosen to represent this ideal since scholars are not just born but are the product of diligent effort and much refinement Even as far back in history as the days of Romes world supremacy the color purple was the sign of royalty The purple borders on togas denoted the magestrates of the cities and provinces And so tonight the purple candle represents the leadership abilities of the inductees Green -- trees budding grass growing signs of spring and new lifesuch is the color of the candle of character the grass roots of ones very self -- his values his beliefs his attitues and his actions Constantly growing and maturing molded by the influences of family friends education and society iteself ones character becomes the very essence of a person May the green candle reflect firm foundational values And what could the red candle possibly signify Could it represent the blood sweat and tears of the physical struggle to preserve and protect ourselves our neighbors our heritage Like the Red Cross service is the purpose of the National Honors Society It demands a physical commitment from its memberts to use our combined resources for the benefit of humanity At times used to symbolize purity peace unity even life itself the white candle represnents the never-ending quest for truth and knowledge If the flame of this candle is allowed to flicker and die so diminishes and passes our opportunity for a truely humane society But does its flame merely symbolize truth and knowledge Does it not also represent mans greatest gift That one light which led him through the dardk ages through wars and
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