It’s National POW/MIA Remembrance Day, honoring our nation’s missing service members and their families. If you happen to visit any MISSION BBQ today, you’ll notice a small table set for one.
It was inspired by this poem we’d like to share:
This Table set for one is small, symbolizing the frailty of one prisoner alone against his oppressors. Remember!
The Tablecloth is white, symbolizing purity of their intentions responding to their country's call to arms. Remember!
The single Red Rose reminds us of their loved ones who keep the faith awaiting their return. Remember!
A Red Ribbon is reminiscent of the one worn by thousands determined to demand a proper accounting of our missing. Remember!
The Candle is lit, symbolizing the upward reach of their unconquerable spirit. Remember!
A Slice of Lemon on the bread plate reminds us of their bitter fate. Remember!
There is Salt upon the bread plate, symbolic of family tears as they wait. Remember!
The Glass is inverted. They cannot toast with us this night. Remember!
The Chair is empty. They are not here. Remember!
All of you who served with them and called them comrades, who depended upon their might and relied upon them, for surely, they have not forsaken you. Remember!!
Until the day they come home, Remember!
These brave Heroes are unable to be with us today, join us in their remembrance.
Proudly Serving Those Who Serve,
Your Friends at MISSION BBQ