Veterans Day 2010 marked in Monroe and Highland Mills

| 22 Feb 2012 | 02:47

One of the most poignant reminders of the significance of Veterans Day was a table which had been set in the front of the church sanctuary during the American Legion Woodbury Post 779 service at the Highland Mills United Methodist Church. The printed program explained: “The white table cloth represents the purity of the soldier’s intentions to serve his or her country. The glass is set upside down because the missing cannot toast with them today. The lemon on the plate is a reminder of the bitterness of their fate, and the salt is for the tears shed in their absence. A red rose is for the blood they shed. The chair is empty because they cannot be here. The chair cover represents the POW-MIA flag, honoring prisoners of war and those missing in action.”