18th Fighter Wing Association
Korean War Veterans - Pacific Guardians
Updated March 2017

Ambassador for Peace Medal Ceremony

 The POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony As   you   entered   the   banquet hall    this    evening,    you    may have   noticed   a   small   table   in a   place   of   honor.   It   is   set   for one.   This   table   is   our   way   of symbolizing     the     fact     that members    of    our    profession of    arms    are    missing    from our         midst.         They         are commonly    called    POWs    or MIAs,         we         call         them "Brothers."   They   are   unable to    be    with    us    this    evening and so we remember them.
This Table set for one is small -- Symbolizing the frailty of one prisoner alone against his oppressors……..Remember!.............. The Tablecloth is white -- Symbolizing the purity of their intentions to respond to their country's call to arms…..Remember!……. The single Red Rose displayed in a vase reminds us of the families and loved ones of our comrades-in-arms who keep the faith awaiting their return………… Remember!………. The Red Ribbon tied so prominently on the vase is reminiscent of the red ribbon worn upon the lapel and breasts of thousands who bear witness to their unyielding determination to demand a proper accounting of our missing……Remember!… The Candle, the candle is lit -- Symbolizing the upward reach of their unconquerable spirit………..Remember!……….  A Slice of Lemon is on the bread plate to remind us of their bitter fate……….Remember!………. There is Salt upon the bread plate -- Symbolic of the families’ tears as they wait…….... Remember!……….  The Glass is inverted -- They cannot toast with us this night……….. Remember!………. The Chair -- The chair is empty. They are not here …….Remember!……….Remember!………. All of you who served with them and called them comrades, who depended upon their might and aid, and relied upon them, for surely, they have not forsaken you…………. Remember!……….  Remember!……….Until the day they come home,………Remember!………. 
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Ambassador for Peace Medal Ceremony

Updated December 2017
18th Fighter Wing Association
Korean War Veterans - Pacific Guardians
The POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony
As you entered the banquet hall this evening, you may have noticed a small table in a place of honor. It is set for one. This table is our way of symbolizing the fact that members of our profession of arms are missing from our midst. They are commonly called POWs or MIAs, we call them "Brothers." They are unable to be with us this evening and so we remember them.
This Table set for one is small -- Symbolizing the frailty of one prisoner alone against his oppressors……..Remember!.............. The Tablecloth is white -- Symbolizing the purity of their intentions to respond to their country's call to arms……..Remember!………. The single Red Rose displayed in a vase reminds us of the families and loved ones of our comrades-in-arms who keep the faith awaiting their return………… Remember!………. The Red Ribbon tied so prominently on the vase is reminiscent of the red ribbon worn upon the lapel and breasts of thousands who bear witness to their unyielding determination to demand a proper accounting of our missing….…Remember!……… The Candle, the candle is lit -- Symbolizing the upward reach of their unconquerable spirit………..Remember!……….  A Slice of Lemon is on the bread plate to remind us of their bitter fate…….Remember!……. There is Salt upon the bread plate -- Symbolic of the families’ tears as they wait…….... Remember!……….  The Glass is inverted -- They cannot toast with us this night……….. Remember!………. The Chair -- The chair is empty. They are not here ……. Remember!……….Remember!……. All of you who served with them and called them comrades, who depended upon their might and aid, and relied upon them, for surely, they have not forsaken you…………. Remember!…….  Remember!…….Until the day they come home,……Remember!………. 
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