The Liberty Table
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Kelvin Grove LRC / RtI Liberty Table 2016-2017 Veterans Day Ceremony and Foyer Display
The table honors the men and women who served in America’s Armed Forces.
What is needed?
Small Table with an Empty Chair
White Table Cloth, Black Napkin
Glass (turned over), White Candle
Lemon Slice and Grains of Salt on a Plate
One Place Setting: fork, spoon, and knife
A Red Rose in a vase tied with a Red Ribbon
What does it mean?
From the Veteran's Caucus:
“We cover a small table with a white cloth to honor a soldier’s pure heart when he answers his country’s call to duty.”
“We place a lemon slice and grains of salt on a plate to show a captive soldier’s bitter fate and tears of families waiting for loved ones to return.”
“We push an empty chair to the table for the missing soldiers who are not here.”
“We lay a black napkin for the sorrow of captivity, and turn over a glass for the meal that won’t be eaten.”
“We place a white candle for peace and finally, a red rose in a vase tied with a red ribbon for the hope that all our missing will return someday.”
"You are not forgotten so long as there is one left in whom your memory remains."
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