|July 4. 2015
Photo by SK Bob
also known as the Fallen Comrade Table, is a semi-official place of
honor in some dining facilities of the U.S. armed forces in memory of
or imprisoned military
The table serves as the focal point of ceremonial remembrance,
originally growing out of US concern of the Vietnam
War POW/MIA issue.
Beyond permanent displays in dining facilities, the
missing man table is traditionally part of military dining-in ceremonies
and service balls. When
presented in a dining-in or service ball, a narration given to the
audience explains the symbolism of each item.
The Missing Man Table will be set at every Assembly