"The meaning of the display is explained below"
"The table is small, symbolizing the frailty of one prisoner, alone
against his or her suppressors."
"The tablecloth is white, symbolic of the purity of their intentions
to respond to their Country's call to arms."
"The single rose in the vase signifies the blood they may have shed
in sacrifice to ensure the freedom of our beloved United States of America. This rose also reminds us of the family
and friends of our missing comrades who keep faith, while awaiting their return."
"The red ribbon on the vase represents the red ribbons worn on the
lapels of the thousands who demand, with unyielding determination, a proper account of our comrades who are not among us."
"The slice of lemon on the plate reminds us of their bitter fate."
"The salt sprinkled on the plate reminds us of the countless fallen
tears of families as they wait."
"The glass is inverted, they cannot toast with us at this time."
"The chair is empty. They are NOT here."
"The candle is reminiscent of the light of hope, which lives in our
hearts to illuminate their way home, away from their captors, to open arms of a grateful nation."
"The American flag reminds us that many of them may never return---and
have paid the supreme sacrifice to insure our freedom."
"Let us remember---and never forget their sacrifice"