Honoring Our Veterans

November 6, 2015
By Susan Erwin

Vet TableIn commemoration of Veteran’s Day, the Johann Fust Community Library exhibited “America’s White Table.”  It is currently on display at the Johann Fust Library and will be set up in the foyer through Tuesday, Nov. 10 in honor of the Veteran’s Day holiday.
“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.”