The TablePage iSummaryA simple table with settings for six awaits its guests. Butwho are the guests and will they come? Perhaps, moreimportantly, can they come?Characters (in Order of Speaking)Narrator:Begins each verse with “There is atable, Which is set, . . .” and setsdirection for the Voices.Army Voice:Describes the locations of the table indining rooms, dining cars, and diners.Marine Corps Voice:Tells of the table’s circular shape assignifying an unending desire to knowand believe.Navy Voice:Speaks of the missing guests’ purity toact, protect, and engage.Air Force Voice:“The rose, surrounded by barbed thorns,is symbolic of each guest.”Coast Guard Voice:Tells of the bitter fates of the absentguests and tears wept by theirfamilies, and friends.Civilian Voice:Laments of an empty champagne glasswhich “will never sparkle without thebrilliance of our guests.”ThemeThe Table, which is drawn from the Missing Man Table andHonors ceremony, is offered as a monument to reflect uponthe men and women who have “served the nation in a specialand now unending way.” For more information, please browseto the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office website at http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/ .StructureThe description of the table and guests is built through a“call and response” format. The Narrator begins with “Thereis a table, Which is set, . . .” and, in separate verses,the Voices of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force,Coast Guard, and a Civilian respond.