This Memorial day weekend we pay tribute to the more than 81,500 service men and women missing in action with our Fallen Soldier’s table presented by the American Legion USS Tampa Post 5. Hotel Haya is proud to honor the thousands of US military still missing from battles fought on foreign soil, with this ceremonial POW/MIA table.
The American Legion is committed to keeping the spotlight on securing a full accounting for all members of the US military still unaccounted for on foreign soil.
Currently there are more than 81,500 service men and women missing in action.
We honor those who have not yet returned with a small table, covered with a white table cloth, with a red rose in a vase adorned by a red ribbon, a single place setting, and an inverted glass with anticipation that they will one day return and break bread with us once again.
The plate holds a lemon wedge, representing the bitterness of their absence and salt for the tears we shed for them and their families. The candle we leave on the table to light their way home.
This Memorial Day weekend, we remember and pay respect to the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. Hotel Haya will honor the thousands of US military still missing from battles fought on foreign soil, with a ceremonial POW/MIA table.
Jess Scoggins, Commander of The American Legion USS Tampa Post 5, and Christopher Man-Son-Hing and Jack Evans, Major, USMC ret. are on hand to dedicate the table and to explain the significance of the items used in setting the table.