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The small table....

..which occupies a place of honor. it is set for one symbolizing the fact that members of our armed forces are missing from our rank.They are referred to as POW 's or MIA"s.

 

The table is small,symbolizing the frailty of one prisoner,alone against his suppressors.

 

The tablecloth is white, symbolic of the purity of their intentions to respond to their Country's call to arms.

 

The single rose in a vase signifies the blood they may have to shed and sacrificed to ensure the freedom of our beloved USA.The single rose also reminds us of the family and friends of our missing comrade who kept faith, while awaiting their return.

 

The red ribbon,on the vase represents the red ribbon worn on the lapel of the thousand who demand,with unyielding determination a proper account of our comrades who are not among us.

 

A slice of lemon on the plate reminds us of their bitter fate.

 

The salt reminds us of the countless fallen tears of families as they wait.

 

The glass is inverted,they cannot toast with us at this time.

 

The candle is reminiscent of the light of hope,which lives in our heart's to illuminate their way home,away from their captors,to open arms of a grateful nation.

 

"Vietnam"

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Taken on May 24, 2009