Saturday, November 11, 2017


Hubby and I had a lovely..but tiring day out today..We walked miles..but thats for another day

First though..we paid our respects to the men and women of the armed services at a ceremony in Orange County.
We met many proud veterans and thanked them for their selfless service. Afterwards we went to a late lunch at a local restaurant who every year give a free lunch or dinner to a veteran
Just inside the main door was a table...laid out... with an empty chair. On the window sill above was a framed inscription...which poignantly explains it all..

The white table cloth and place settings symbolize the purity of their motives when
answering the Call of Duty

The inverted wine glass is to symbolize their inability to share the evenings toast

The salt shaker symbolizes the tears endured by those missing and their families
who seek answers

The Slice of Lemon and the spilled salt is to remind us of the bitter fate of those 
captured and missing

The bud vase and single red rose, as well as the lit candle, remind us of the life of
each of the missing and their loved ones and friends still keeping the faith

The Red Ribbon around the Vase stands for our continued determination to account
for our missing men and women

And the chair , of course, is for our missing men and women

With respect and gratitude... 
Thank you veterans

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x


  1. We must thank the people who work for us not themselves.

  2. What a poignant poem. Glad you helped out, I'm sure the veterans appreciated it!