The table set for the Fallen Soldier has become a tradition in our family.
I’d love to share the significance behind the setting, so that on this Veterans Day you can honor soldiers at home as well. Once your table is set and your candle is lit, hold a moment of silence for our Soldiers who are POW/MIA.
The table cloth is white; symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call to serve.
A folded American Flag to represent our nation’s strength and unity.
The single red rose signifies blood shed while protecting our freedom.
A slice of lemon reminds us of their bitter fate.
A pinch of salt symbolizes the fallen tears
The lighted candle reflects our hope for their return; alive or dead.
The glass is inverted, to symbolize their inability to share a toast.
The chair is empty – they are missing.
Thank you to all the men and women who protect our freedom. I honor you.