'It is the empty seat in the mess hall'

U.S. soldiers stand at attention Monday during a playing of taps at Camp Victory in Iraq. They saluted a memorial of a single helmet propped on a rifle beside a pair of boots.

First United Methodist Church on the Isle of Palms will hold its spring fish fry May 28.

Plates will be served 4:30-7 p.m. at the church, 21st Avenue and Palm Boulevard. For drive-thru orders, call 886-6610. Meals cost $6 and include fried fish, grits, hush puppies and coleslaw. Bake sale items will be in the dining room.

Proceeds support East Cooper Community Outreach, Meals on Wheels, and other missions of the United Methodist Men.

Call 886-6610.