Chick-fil-A restaurant honors missing soldiers in touching Veterans Day tribute

Chick-Fil-A Honors Missing Soldiers With Veterans Day Tribute
Chick-Fil-A Honors Missing Soldiers With Veterans Day Tribute

A Chick-fil-A restaurant in Marietta, Georgia went above and beyond in a poignant Veterans Day tribute that's warming hearts everywhere.

A photo posted on Facebook shows a "Missing Man" table set up to honor soldiers and veterans who are no longer with us.

Here is what my local Chick-fil-a did in honor of Veterans Day. That's why this company is so beloved in Georgia. Unbelievable.

Posted by Eric Comfort on Monday, November 9, 2015

Eric Comfort went into the fast-food chain to grab a bite, but was so floored when he saw the touching tribute that he couldn't help but snap a photo of the table and share it with others. In the Facebook post, Comfort writes, "That's why this company is so beloved in Georgia. Unbelievable."

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Store manager Alex Korchan told WSB-TV that the whole Atlanta market for Chick-Fil-A, which is headquartered in the city, is doing some kind of military appreciation for Veteran's Day.

Korchan added that it's been "special" to see how touched customers are by the tribute.

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The photo shows the table containing a place setting, with a folded American flag, a Bible, and a framed "Missing Man" letter, which reads:

This table is reserved to honor our missing comrades in arms. The tablecloth is white — symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call of 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, symbol of our continued determination to account for our missing. 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 toast. The chair is empty — they are missing.

Chick-Fil-A is also offering free meals to veterans and their immediate families today. The chain is just one of many restaurants and stores that are offering deals to honor servicemen for Veterans Day.

Do you know the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day? Watch the video below to find out:

The Difference Between Veterans Day and Memorial Day
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