Missing Man Table at Dairy Queen commemorates Memorial Day

Missing Man Table at Dairy Queen in Cameron

To commemorate Memorial Day, the Mayfield Dairy Queen in Cameron has a missing man table set up in the main dining area to remind patrons of the meaning of today's holiday. The placard on the table reads:

Memorial Day Missing Man Table

The table before you is a place of honor. This table is our way of symbolizing the fact that members of our Armed Forces have fallen or are missing in the service of our country and they are unable to be with us today. So we remember them.

The tablecloth is white. Symbolizes the purity of the intentions of the members of our Armed Forces who respond to their country’s call to arms.

The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the lives of each of the fallen and missing and their loved ones who keep their memories alive.

The red ribbon tied to the vase symbolizes our determination to account for our missing.

The Bible represents the strength gained through faith to sustain the loved ones and friends of those who lost to our country, founded as one nation under God.

The glass is inverted – to symbolize their inability to share a toast with us.

The candle is lit and symbolizes the upward reach of their unconquerable spirit.

The chair is empty – they are missing.

We remember and honor their service!