POW/MIA Remembrance Table
There is a Table, which is set with circular proportions, symbolizing our intent, our unending desire to know and to understand, and believe that our missing guest will someday be present – REMEMBER!
This Table set for one is small, symbolizing the frailty of one prisoner along against his oppressors – REMEMBER!
The single Red Rose displayed is sheathed with barbed thorns signifying the blood our comrades-in-army may have shed to ensure the freedom of our beloved United States of America. The rose also reminds us of the families and friends of our loved ones who keep the faith awaiting their return – REMEMBER!
The Yellow Ribbon tied so prominently on the vase is reminiscent of the yellow ribbon worn by those who bear witness to their unyielding determination to demand a proper account for our missing – REMEMBER!
The Candle is lit reminiscent of the light of hope, which lives in our hearts to illuminate their way home, away from their captors to open arms of a grateful nation – REMEMBER!
A Slice of Lemon is on the bread plate to remind us of their bitter
fate – REMEMBER!
There is Salt sprinkled upon the bread plate reminding us of the countless fallen tears of families as they wait – REMEMBER!
The Glass is inverted, they cannot toast with us this night – REMEMBER!
The Bible rests on the table offering us strength gained through faith, and reminding us of our country’s roots – REMEMBER!
The Chair is empty, they are not here – REMEMBER!
All of you who served with them and called them comrades; who depended upon their might and aid, and relied upon them, for surely, they have not forsaken you – REMEMBER!
REMEMBER! – until the day they come home – REMEMBER!