Coins on Veterans Gravestones and their meaning.

Did you know that the coins you may have seen from time to time on Veterans gravestones have a specific meaning.

If you have ever been by a grave of an armed services veteran, you may have seen change laying on the gravestone. This is not some random thing, nor is it that someone disrespectfully dropt change there.

A penny indicates someone visited the grave.

A nickel indicates that the person went to basic trading with the deceased.

A dime indicates that the person served with the deceased after basic.

A quarter indicates that the visitor was with the deceased when they passed.

The money is periodically collected and used at the cemetery.

Now you know.

Reference:

Military News

 

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