By: Sherry Posted in News

Fallen Comrade Table




The table that you see is set for one, in a place of honor. This table is filled with symbolism.

Tablecloth: is white, symbolic of the purity of their intentions to respond to their country’s call to arms.

Single red rose: signifies the blood that many have shed in sacrifice to ensure the freedom of our beloved United States of America.

Yellow ribbon: on the vase represents the hopes and prayers of the thousands of families and friends who waited for the safe return of their loved ones.

Slice of lemon: represents the bitter fate of the missing.

Pinch of Salt: symbolizes the countless fallen tears of families.

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

Inverted glass: represents their inability to share our toast and all of life’s hopes and dreams never realized by those who were lost.

Lit candle: serves to remind us of the ultimate sacrifice our fallen comrades and their families have made to preserve the precious freedom we all cherish today.

Empty chair: the missing and fallen aren’t present.