Chick-fil-A Has “Missing Man Table” Set To Honor Those Who Died Serving The U.S.
Every Chick-fil-A has set a table for “The Missing Man”. This Memorial Day weekend especially, take the time to look up the symbolism of the the rose, ribbon, salt, lemon, candle, glass, flag and bible.
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Tablecloth is white, symbolic of the purity of their intentions to respond to their country’s call to arms.
Single red rose in the vase, signifies the blood that many have shed in sacrifice to ensure the freedom of our beloved United States of America. This rose also reminds us of the family and friends of our missing comrades who keep the faith, while awaiting their return.
Yellow ribbon on the vase represents the yellow ribbons worn on the lapels of the thousands who demand with unyielding determination a proper accounting of our comrades who are not among us tonight.
Slice of lemon on the bread plate: represents the bitter fate of the missing.
Salt sprinkled on the bread plate: symbolic of the countless fallen tears of families as they wait.
Inverted glass: represents the fact that the missing and fallen cannot partake.
Lit candle: reminiscent of the light of hope which lives in our hearts to illuminate their way home, away from their captors, to the open arms of a grateful nation.
Empty chair: the missing and fallen aren’t present.
The Bible represents the strength gained through faith to sustain those lost from our country, founded as one nation under God.