Two Alabama Chick-fil-A locations are honoring our nation’s veterans for Memorial Day in a special way. A table has been set aside that has a place setting, candle, rose in a vase, and a note, which reads:
"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 hope that all our missing will return someday.
You are not forgotten so long as there is one left in whom your memory remains."
The Missing Man table is a reminder to the restaurant's patrons of what Memorial Day is really all about. In the past, other Chick-fil-A restaurants have set up Missing Man tables for Veterans Day as well.