Bill Arnold, a Veteran and a POW of WWII, standing with the Missing Man table set for Veterans Day
Sweetwater Retirement was honored to have Dale Webb, a Veteran and advocate speak to our residents. Our residents were honored and observed the POW MIA Remembrance Ceremony. The ceremony is a table set for one as a way to remember those that are missing.
The table set for one is small- symbolizing the frailty of one prisoner alone against his oppressors. The tablecloth is white- which symbolizes the purity of their intentions to respond to their country’s call to arms. The red rose and the red ribbon remind us of the families who keep the faith awaiting their return as well as an accounting of our missing.
The lit candle symbolizes the upward reach of unconquerable spirit, the lemon reminds us of their bitter fate, salt on the bread plate symbolizes families’ tears as they wait. The inverted glass reminds us that they cannot toast with us tonight. Lastly, the empty chair reminds us they are not here.
We must REMEMBER.
Never, ever forget.
Not only on Veteran’s Day but every day.
Thank you Bill, for your service and commitment to our country. We are proud of you.
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