With the coming of Memorial Day, another year passes for those with an empty place at the table. Special occasions have come and gone without their warrior present and no hope of a coming home. Families expand and yet there will always be the empty place at the table. The initial shock and crushing pain will ease, but there will always be an empty place at the table. God willing, good memories will eventually shine more light on the empty place at the table, so a smile springs forth instead of a tear. The tears that come will hopefully be brief and comforting, in time. God bless the families of the fallen, for their loved ones already rest in the hollow of His hand.