Sunday, November 20, 2011
All Fauquier County public libraries are erecting holiday trees this week festively decorated with titles the library would like to add to its collection. Each title card on the trees explains how you can donate that title to your library. Among the cards are titles for children, teens, and adults.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
The tradition of placing the table began with a group of Vietnam fighter pilots, but has now extended to honor all of those serving this country all around the world. Margot Theis Raven says, “The point is every single day of freedom is brought to you by that person who is not sitting there.”
The small table signifies one lone serviceman’s battle against many. The white cloth honors our comrade’s pure heart for answering his country’s call to duty. The lemon slice and grains of salt represent the captive serviceman’s bitter fate and the tears of his family awaiting his return. A black napkin is placed for the sorrow of captivity. The glass is upside down for the meal that won’t be eaten. The white candle and the red rose represent peace and hope for the serviceman’s return. The empty chair at the table is for the missing serviceman.“You are not forgotten so long as there is one left in whom your memory remains.”
Directions for placing your own white table can be found at the Military Salute Project.
Purchase your own copy of America's White Table from Amazon.com through the library's Wowbrary link. Your Amazon purchases through this link will benefit the library at no extra cost to you.