We take the month of November to recognize, remember and support those who have risked their lives for our freedoms. Honoring a tradition that arose during the Vietnam War, we're displaying prisoner of war/missing in action (POW/MIA) tables across our campus in McLean, Virginia, to honor our veterans.
"We value the sacrifice that military servicemen and servicewomen have made for this country. Many have made the ultimate sacrifice," said James Hilbert, co-chair of the Freddie Mac Military Appreciation employee resource group. "The POW/MIA table is a visual representation of those who are yet to make it home and those who will never make it home. By seeing that empty table, we hope our employees take second to reflect and honor those who have served."
According to The American Legion, each element of the table setting has specific symbolic meaning: