Republican Club Plans Veterans Dinner

Sue Harrison, vice president, conducted the Missing Man Table ceremony last year.

Sue Harrison, vice president, conducted the Missing Man Table ceremony last year.

Doug Krause

The PebbleCreek (PC) Republican Club is planning the 2020 Veteran’s Dinner in the Tuscany Falls Ballroom on Thursday, Nov. 5. During the event, PebbleCreek veterans will be recognized by our members and special guests. Keeping with a tradition in our club, there will be a special ceremony, Missing Man Table. This ceremony and memorial honors fallen, missing, or imprisoned military service members.

Each item on the Missing Man Table represents the emotions and feelings reserved for those who did not come home. The ceremony symbolizes that they are with us in spirit. Americans should never forget the brave men and women who answered our nation’s call to serve and fought for our freedom with honor.

Sue Harrison, vice president, will conduct the ceremony by presenting the following:

“The symbolism of the Missing Man Table:

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.

The vase is tied with a yellow ribbon, a 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.

A slice of lemon on the plate reminds us of their bitter fate.

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.”

Stay tuned for information on signing up for the PC Republican Club Veteran’s Dinner. The PebbleCreek Republican Club provides an environment for Republican fellowship and discussion, and serves as an educational forum for Republican ideas and principles. Our meetings are temporarily on hold. When PC facilities are re-opened, meetings will be held on the first Thursday of the month in the Tuscany Falls Ballroom and guests are welcomed. If you are interested in joining the PC Republican Club, contact Linda Kesselman, membership chair, at [email protected]