Veterans Caucus of the AAPA

America's White Table

AMERICA’S WHITE TABLE

 

Materials Needed: Small round table with an Empty Chair tilted
  White Table Cloth, Folded Black Napkin
  Wine Glass (turned over), White Candle lit
  Lemon Slice and Grains of Salt on a Bread Plate
  One Place Setting (perferably white): fork, spoon, and knife, salt shaker
  A Red Rose in a vase tied with a Red Ribbon
  A Bible
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The table honors the men and women who served in America’s Armed Forces

The table is round- to show our everlasting devotion and concern for our fallen and missing comrades.

The cloth is white- symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call to duty.

The single red rose, displayed in a vase, remind us of the life, and the blood that was shed, and their loved ones and friends who keep the faith and await answers.

The vase is tied with a red ribbon, symbol of our commitment, and continued determination to account for our missing.

A slice of lemon on the plate is to remind us of the bitter fate of those captured and missing in a foreign land.

The salt is to remind us of the tears endured by those missing and their families who still seek answers.

The black napkin is a reminder of the isolation, deprivation, and cruel fate our missing.

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 with us.

The chair is empty and tilted -they are not here- and will remain so until they return or are accounted for.

"You are not forgotten so long as there is one left in whom your memory remains"