U.S.S./U.S.C.G.C. LANSING MEMORIAL PAGE
DAY IS DONE,
GONE THE SUN,
FROM THE LAKE,
FROM THE HILLS,
FROM THE SKY,
ALL IS WELL,
GOD IS NIGH.
MEMORIAL SERVICE REMEMBRANCE TABLE
The table is set for one.
This table is a way of recognizing the kindred feeling that members of
our profession of arms are missing from our midst.
They were our comrades in arms.
They are unable to be with us today, so we will remember them this way.
SMALL TABLE: This small table is set for one. It symbolizes each
member of our armed forces who died while
defending our Country. Also our shipmates who
were not as fortunate as we and have passed away.
WHITE TABLECLOTH: The white tablecloth symbolizes the purity of
their intentions to respond to their Country’s call
SINGLE RED ROSE: Displayed in a vase, it reminds us of the families and
loved ones who keep the faith even though the
missing will not return.
RED RIBBON: The red ribbon is tied prominently to the vase to
remind us of the blood they shed defending our
Country and our way of life.
SLICE OF LEMON: A slice of lemon on a bread plate is to remind us of their
PILE OF SALT: The pile of salt on the plate is symbolic of the tears shed
by families whose husbands, brothers, and sons will not
GLASS INVERTED The glass is inverted and the chair is empty, because
they cannot be with us today.
AND ONE CHAIR:
Remember, we who served with them and called them our comrades, we depended
On their skills and dedication and we relied on them. Do not forsake their memories.
Pray for them and always remember them.
This memorial service remembers and honors all of our deceased Lansing shipmates.
It is our sincere hope that this service will provide a measure of comfort to all friends and family members of our shipmates. Although gone, they are not forgotten.