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BGSU students displaying "Missing Man" table for Veterans Day

The university's chapter of Student Veterans of America honors those who served.

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — The Bowling Green State University student chapter of the Student Veterans of America is honoring those who have served by putting out a "Missing Man" table display. 

BGSU is ranked number 2 in the nation for a top university that serves veterans and active military students, according to the Military Times.

The display at the university honors prisoners of war and those missing in action.

The Missing Man table is covered in a white table cloth that symbolizes the purity of the service members intentions. There will also be an inverted glass to symbolize the missing soldiers inability to share a toast, a candle representing hope, a single red rose that symbolizes their loved ones, a slice of lemon to remember their bitter fate and salt that reminds us of the tears of their families.

"Roughly 82,000 are still POW or MIA," said Hunter Woods, president of BGSU Student Veterans Affairs. "The families don't know what happened to those individuals so when you think about it, it's more than 82,000 individuals. It's 82,000 families that don't know what happened to their kin."

The Missing Man's table will be set at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 and will be displayed until Saturday.

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