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MAN WALKS INTO CHICK-FIL-A: Is Completely Blown Away When He Saw This for Vets.
By Bill Callen: Top Right News
Chick-fil-A, the same fast-food outlet has once again proved a positive to the world. This time it did so by unveiling an amazing Veterans Day tribute that left Georgia resident Eric Comfort in complete shock.
According to a Facebook post he published on Mon, when he walked into a local Chick-fil-A, Comfort discovered a "Missing Man Table " that contained a single rose, a Bible & a folded American flag, as well as a plaque w/in which was the following explanation:
"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 red ribbon, symbol of our continued determination to account for our missing. 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, founded 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."
After the story went viral, the store manager, Alex Korchan, explained to WSB that his team members had set up the table because they "wanted to honor veterans." Furthermore, he offered free meals to all veterans and their family members on Veterans Day. Korchan also put up a poster so that customers could write in the names of loved ones who they have lost.
"We've had a lot of people who have come in and seen it and been touched by it," Korchan continued. "It's been special to see."
VFW auxillary does this table at ceremonies, like veterans day and memorial day
I've seen that a few times mostly at dining-ins and dining- outs. We did it at our OCS graduation dinner.
Saw this at the local Arby's in Delta, CO yesterday.
The place I go for breakfast has the same thing.
We have one at the air museum.
They are also to be found at all American Legion posts. I don't know if it's also done at VFWs, but I would assume so.