Margaritaville to offer free buffet to veterans this Friday

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In honor of their service and dedication to our country, veterans of every branch of the military will receive a complimentary meal in Margaritaville’s World Tour Buffet on Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 11.

The Veteran’s Day Buffet will be available from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Veterans will receive their free meal with the presentation of any of these forms of identification:

  • Veteran’s ID card (US Department of Veteran Affairs)
  • Military ID for active members
  • Military Dependent ID
  • Copy of DD214

Margaritaville will also display a “Missing Man Table” as a tribute to those who lost their lives in military service to the United States. The table will feature seven place settings for each branch of the armed forces. Symbolism of the “Missing Man Table” include the following:

The Table — The table is round to show everlasting concern for U.S. soldiers.

The Cloth — The cloth is white, symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call to serve.

The Rose — The single red rose serves as a reminder of the lives of these Americans, their loved ones, and friends who keep the faith while seeking answers.

The Ribbon — The yellow ribbon symbolizes Americans’ continued uncertainty, hope for their return, and determination to account for them.

The Lemon — A slice of lemon is a reminder of their bitter fate, captured and missing in a foreign land.

The Salt — A pinch of salt symbolizes the tears of the missing and their families – who long for answers after decades of uncertainty.

The Candle — The lighted candle reflects the hope for their return – alive or dead.

The Bible —  The Bible represents the strength gained through faith to sustain us and those lost from our country, founded as one nation under God.

The Glass — The glass is inverted to symbolize their inability to share a toast.

The Chairs — The chairs are empty, as many soldiers are still missing.