Sunday, May 30, 2010

TABLE FOR FOUR

This small table is a table of remembrance. It is set for four.
It represents the four services in time of war: The Army, the Marines, the Navy and Air Force.
This table symbolizes that members of our military are gone from our midst.
We call them fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, uncles and aunts, and friends.
They are unable to be with us, so we remember them each day.

The Table Cloth is White – symbolizing the purity of their intentions to respond to their country’s call to arms…
REMEMBER
The Single Rose – displayed in the vase reminds us of the families and friends of their lost loved ones…
REMEMBER
The Red Ribbon – tied prominently on the vase reminds us of the blood that was shed for our country…
REMEMBER
A slice of Lemon – placed on each plate reminds us of their bitter fate…
REMEMBER
Salt Sprinkled – on the plates reminds us of the countless fallen tears of their families...
REMEMBER
The Glasses are Inverted – they cannot toast with us…
REMEMBER
The Chairs are Empty – they are not here…
REMEMBER
The Bible – represents the strength to sustain the families of those gone from us, from our country founded as one nation under God…
REMEMBER

Let us pray for those still serving our country so that we might be free.
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