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Table of a fallen soldier

Posted on November 16, 2021 by Maple Creek

Draped in a white cloth, a table had been set at the back of the Legion Hall at Thursday’s Remembrance Day Service. Lester Nickel, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 75 vice-president, said that the table symbolized the everlasting remembrance of a fallen comrade. He also explained the symbolism of different features of the table:
• The white tablecloth draped evenly represents the purity of the motives while answering the call of duty;
• The empty chair represents the missing 
comrade;
• The single place setting represents your wish that the fallen men and women of the armed forces could be here to observe Remembrance Day;
• The unlit white candle represents the light of hope/light of life;
• The single red rose represents the blood shed/the families who love and keep faith with the men and women who serve;
•The ribbon represents loyalty in waiting for those who serve away from home, while a red ribbon symbolizes the memory of and search for those missing in action;
•The slices of lemon represent the bitter loss of the life of the fallen soldier;
•The salt represents the tears of their families; and
•The inverted wine glass placed to the right of the plate represents the fact that the fallen 
comrade will not be able to participate in this act of remembrance.

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