POW/MIA recognition day.
GROTON, Conn. (Sep. 17, 2010) A table for the Missing Man sits in the Cross Hall Galley on Naval Submarine Base New London in observation of POW/MIA Recognition Day. The table is round, symbolizing our everlasting concern for our missing men. The tablecloth is white, symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call to duty. The single red rose, reminds us of the life of each of the missing and of the loved ones and friends who still search for answers. The vase is tied with a red ribbon symbolizing our continued determination to account for our missing. A slice of lemon reminds us of the bitter fate of those captured and missing in foreign lands. The salt symbolizes the tears wept by the missing and their loved ones. The glass is inverted, symbolizing the inability of the missing to participate in today's ceremony. The chair is empty because its occupant is missing. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Michael Henderson) File# 100917-N-2214H-022