SIGNIFICANCE OF THE

                           POW/MIA TABLE

The table is round, to show our everlasting concern.

The cloth is white, symbolizing the purity of their motives when  answering their call to serve.

The single red rose reminds us of the lives of these Americans and their loved ones who keep the faith, while seeking answers.

The yellow ribbon symbolizes our continued determination to account for them.

The slice of lemon reminds us of the bitter fate, captured and missing in a foreign land.

A pinch of salt symbolizes the tears of our missing and their families who long for answers after decades of uncertainty.

The lighted candle reflects our hope for their return, alive or dead.

The Bible represents the strength gained through faith to sustain us and those lost from our country, founded as one nation under God.

The glass is inverted to symbolize their inability to share a toast.

The chair is empty. They are missing.