Today, Sept. 20, is National Prisoner of War, Missing in Action POW-MIA Remembrance Day. In honor of this, we take a look at the Missing Man Table and what each item represents.
Missing Man Table
The U.S. Air Force cap represents the 82,000 brothers and sisters in arms captured or missing in action.
The white tablecloth represents a purity of their intentions, answering the nation’s call to arms.
A candle represents a light of hope that lives in the hearts of their loved ones illuminating their way home.
The Red rose represents the blood that they have shared to ensure the freedom of the United States of America.
The salt represents the to shed by reading family members.
The inverted glass represents the facts that the missing and fallen to not partake.
The lemon slice represents the bitter fate of the missing.
Thank you U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Gerald R. Willis for the video.