Chick-Fil-A on W.O. Ezell on the Westside of Spartanburg has set up a Missing Man table.
Each of the items on the table symbolize something, according to the framed inscription on the table.
The inscription reads:
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 teas 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.