Theme: “Forget Them Not”
- Visit EVERY Michigan C.A.R. Society throughout the state
- Have a FUN event in conjunction with EVERY state meeting
- EVERY Michigan C.A.R. Society will display the “Missing Man Table”, at least once at a community event between May 3, 2020 and April 1, 2021.
- Increase membership participation at the local and state level
- Increase overall state membership by 3%
The Missing Man Table represents the veteran that is either a POW or MIA. The special meaning of the items as shared by our Society President, Moria following the 87th State Conference. The table is round, to show our everlasting concern for our missing men. 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 of these
Americans who keep the faith, awaiting answers. The vase is tied with a red ribbon, a 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. A pinch of salt symbolizes the tears endured by those missing and their families who seek answers. The glass is inverted, to symbolize their inability to share this day’s toast. The chair is empty, they are missing.
"To Honor, To Remember"
The 2019-2020 Michigan State C.A.R. Project was “To Honor, To Remember” by raising funds to put Vietnam veterans on an Honor Flight, with the intent of filling the plane. Honor Flights enable veterans to visit and reflect at “their” monuments in Washington DC. Our Vietnam veterans were not treated with the respect they deserved when they returned from service. In the eyes of today’s young people, however, they are all heroes. The goal of the Michigan State C.A.R. Project is to honor them as the heroes they are.
Alice J. Kraatz
President, Michigan State Society
Children of the American Revolution