THE FALLEN SOLDIER TABLE
The Fallen Soldier Table is a place of honor. In setting this table, we acknowledge those missing from our celebration today and we remember them.
THE TABLE IS SMALL, AND SET FOR ONE
Symbolizing the vulnerability of a lone prisoner
THE TABLECLOTH IS WHITE
Symbolizing purity of intention in responding to the nation's call to arms.
THE CHAIR IS EMPTY
For they are not here.
THE WINE GLASS IS INVERTED
They cannot toast with us today.
THE SLICES OF LEMON
Remind us of their bitter suffering.
THE GRAINS OF SALT
Represent the countless tears of the families
THE SINGLE RED ROSE
Reminds us of loved ones who keep the faith awaiting their return.
THE BURNING CANDLE & YELLOW RIBBON
Symbolizing everlasting hope of a reunion with the missing.
Remember! -- All who have served alongside them; those who have donned the same proud uniform, being sworn to the same faith and allegiance --
We will never forget their sacrifice.