This morning I had breakfast at Chick-Fil-A and they had a special table set up in honor of veterans. I admire the restaurant for their notice and respect on this Veterans Day, 2019.
Called The Missing Man table, every item on the table is chosen for its special significance.
✪ The tablecloth is white – symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call of duty.
✪ The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing and their loved ones and friends of these Americans who keep the faith, awaiting answers.
✪ The vase is tied with a red ribbon, symbol of our continued determination to account for our missing.
✪ The pinch of salt symbolizes the tears endured by those missing and their families who seek answers.
✪ The Bible represents the strength gained through faith to sustain those lost from our country, founded as one nation under God.
✪ The glass is inverted – to symbolize their inability to share this evening’s toast
✪ The chair is empty – they are missing.
To all American veterans: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.