A number of Chick-fil-A restaurants across the United States have set up a table to honor their “missing comrades in arms.”
The display, called the ‘Missing Man Table’, features a number of items, each representing something of special significance.
A framed letter positioned on the table details the meaning of each of the items. The letter reads as follows:
Missing Man Table
This table is reserved to honor our missing comrades in arms.
The tablecloth is white symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call to 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 those Americans who keep the faith, awaiting answers.
The vase is tied with yellow ribbon, a symbol of our continued determination to account for our missing.
A pinch of salt symbolizes the tears endured by those missing and their families who seek answers.
A slice of lemon reminds us of the bitter fate of someone captured in a foreign land.
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.
The restaurant’s Marketing Director said the display has been used for at least four years now. Hats off to Chick-fil-A once again for a wonderful display of respect and gratitude.