If you stopped in and ate at a Chick-fil-A restaurant over the weekend to take a break from the sun, you probably saw an empty, reserved seat.

Well, the fast food chain honored the fallen in an amazing way.

These empty table displays are called "Missing Man Tables" which are set up to honor those who died, went missing, or was imprisoned during their service.

According to APP.com, the set up of the table is very deliberate and symbolic. Take a look at what each detail actually means:

  • The table is round: To show our everlasting concern.
  • The cloth is white: Symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call to serve.
  • The single red rose: Reminds us of the lives of these Americans and their loved ones and friends who keep the faith, while seeking answers.
  • The yellow ribbon: Symbolizes our continued uncertainty, hope for their return and determination to account for them.
  • A slice of lemon: Reminds us of their bitter fate, captured or missing in a foreign land.
  • A pinch of salt: Symbolizes the tears of our missing and their families.
  • The lighted candle: Reflects our hope for their return.
  • The Bible: Represents the strength gained through faith to sustain us and those lost from our country, founded as one nation under God.
  • The glass is inverted: To symbolize their inability to share a toast.
  • The chairs are empty: They are missing.

A job well done to Chick-fil-A for paying tribute to the group of people who deserve it most.

Take a look at the original article at APP.com.

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