by Students of Nicole Beaver's Art Classes
The POW/MIA Table
This table is reserved to honor our missing comrades in arms.
The tablecloth is white – symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call of duty.
The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing and their loved ones and friends of these Americans who keep the faith, awaiting answers.
The vase is tied with a yellow ribbon, a symbol of our continued determination to account for our missing.
The lemon is a reminder of the bitter fate of someone captured in a foreign land.
A pinch of salt symbolizes the tears endured by those missing and their families who seek answers.
The Bible represents the strength gained through faith to sustain those lost from our country, found as one nation under God.
The glass is inverted – to symbolize their inability to share this evening’s toast.
The chair is empty – they are missing.