The table set for one is small, symbolizing the frailty of one prisoner alone ag…

The table set for one is small, symbolizing the frailty of one prisoner alone against his oppressors. The tablecloth is white, symbolizing the purity of their intentions to respond to their country's call to arms. The single red rose displayed in a vase reminds us of the families and loved ones of our comrades-in-arms who keep the faith awaiting their return. The red ribbon on the vase is reminiscent of the red ribbon worn upon the lapel and breasts of thousands who bear witness to their unyielding determination to demand a proper accounting of our missing. The candle is lit symbolizing the upward reach of their unconquerable spirit. A slice of lemon is on a plate to remind us of their bitter fate. There is salt on the plate, symbolic of the families' tears as they wait. The glass is inverted. They cannot toast with us this night. The chair is empty. They are not here. Remember.


Veteran's Day Ceremony