4 Seests in Paradise
We "adopted" a MIA in the summer of Y2K
and four more in February '06
from "Operation Just Cause"
Please read the information we have thus far
by clicking on the link at the bottom.
We will have as much information as we can, to
BRING THEM HOME.
Remember the POWs
Remember the MIAs
Remember their families
Remember that our help comes from God....
From Psalm 121:1 & 2....
"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth."
Written for Commander Scott Waddle,
Captain of the USS GREENEVILLE
Here are the links to our first three POW/MIAs:
Virtual POW/MIA bracelets from Ohio POW/MIA
These two men were killed, bodies not recovered/returned.
Although Harold G. Bennett was killed in a POW camp, it was early on in the war; so there wasn't a POW bracelet issued with his name.
I made these two bracelets, as their bodies are still held prisoner on foreign soil.
If you're not military or a veteran, you may have never seen a "Missing Man Table & Honors Ceremony". The Submarine banquets we've been to have always had one of these set up in a very visible spot. Here is what they stand for:
MISSING MAN TABLE & HONORS CEREMONY
NATIONAL LEAGUE OF POW/MIA FAMILIES
The table is round -- to show our everlasting concern for our missing men and women.
The tablecloth is white -- symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call to duty.
The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing, and their loved ones and friends who keep the faith, awaiting answers.
The vase is tied with a red ribbon, symbol of our continued determination to account for our missing.
A slice of lemon on the bread plate is to remind us of the bitter fate of those captured and missing in a foreign land.
A pinch of salt symbolizes the tears endured by those missing and their families who seek answers.
The Bible represents the strength gained through faith to sustain those lost from our country, founded as one nation under God.
The glass is inverted -- to symbolize their inability to share this evening's [morning's/day's] toast.
The chair is empty -- they are missing.
Let us now raise our water glasses in a toast to honor America's POW/MIAs and to the success of our efforts to account for them.
TABLE SET UP:
1. A small, round bistro table
2. White tablecloth
3. Single place setting, preferably all white
4. Wine glass - inverted
5. Salt shaker
6. Slice of lemon on bread plate with a pile of spilled salt
7. Small bud vase with a single stem red rose
8. RED ribbon tied around the vase
9. Candle - lit
10. Empty chair
Now you know....
National POW/MIA Recognition Day
Congress has set aside the THIRD FRIDAY of September in each year as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. It is a time to remember those who never came home. Congress has further recognized the POW/MIA flag of the National League of Families as the official flag to represent our missing soldiers. This flag is to be flown over:
The Capitol and the White House in Washington, DC,
The Korean War and Vietnam Veterans War Memorials,
Every National cemetery,
Any building containing the official offices of the Secretary of State
The offices of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs,
The offices of the Director of the Selective Service System,
Every major military installation,
Every VA Medical Center, and
Every Post Office.
The POW/MIA flag is displayed daily in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol Building, and should be flown at all VA Medical facilities on any day the National colors are displayed. In addition to POW/MIA Recognition Day, the flag should be displayed at all the above locations on:
Armed Forces Day
4 Seests in Paradise
This POW/MIA Ring
Iraqi Freedom POW/MIA:
Missing from April of 2004 thru March of 2008, when his remains were found.
He had been executed.
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These Awards were issued to
4 Seests in Paradise
by the Advisory Board of
the POW/MIA Freedom Fighters Organization,
for our site's early and steadfast commitment
to our missing Warriors.
4 Seests in Paradise observes
90 seconds of silence
for the Annual POW/MIA Blackout,
February 1st of every year.
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