The POW/MIA Table
The table is a place of honor.
Its solitary setting is a reminder that some of those who defined our country are no longer among us.
The table is small to symbolize the fragility of one prisoner against his oppressors.
The table cloth is white to symbolize the purity of intention to heed their country's call to arms.
The single rose in the vase reminds us of the families and loved ones who keep the faith awaiting our comrades-in-arms' return.
The red ribbon attests to the unyielding determination of thousands who demand a proper accounting for our missing.
The lemon slice upon the bread plate reminds us of their bitter fate.
The slat upon the bread plate is symbolic of their families tears as they wait.
The glass inverted as they cannot toast with us tonight.
The seat is empty for those who are not here.